Shelter Tas Submission to the State Government Budget Process 2024-25

Shelter Tas is the peak body for housing and homelessness services in Tasmania. Each year, Shelter Tas is invited to represent the sector on housing and homelessness issues in the State Government Budget Process. Drawing on consultation with our statewide membership, Shelter Tas’ Submission to the State Government Budget Process 2024-25 is a substantial piece of work that identifies opportunities …

Somewhere to Go: Meeting the housing needs of women and children in Tasmania

Shelter Tas partnered with Impact Economics and Policy and the Hobart Women’s Shelter to produce a dedicated Women’s Housing Research Report. The research examines the particular needs of women, identifying specific issues and inequalities faced by them in seeking safe, secure and affordable housing. Read the full report…

2023 Rental Affordability Index (RAI)

Shelter Tas, Tasmania’s peak body for housing and homelessness is concerned by worsening conditions for Tasmanian renters – read more in the latest Rental Affordability Index.

Submission to the National Housing and Homelessness Plan (CHIA and National Shelter)

CHIA and National Shelter welcome the opportunity to contribute to the development of a National Housing and Homelessness Plan. Australia’s housing problems are complex, multi-faceted and interdependent.1 Unaffordable rents, shortages of private rental properties, reduced access to home ownership, escalating homelessness, mortgage stress, and shortages of social homes are all major problems. We also need better planning systems to support …

Monitoring the Impact of Short-Term Rentals on Tasmanian Housing Markets – 2nd update since June 2022 Baseline Report (Dec 2022)

In 2021 Shelter Tasmania commissioned Professor Peter Phibbs to conduct a study into the impact of short-term rentals on Tasmania housing markets and how it affects the availability of housing (particularly for long-term rentals) for Tasmanian residents. The Baseline Report made a number of initial findings and recommendations about the current short-term rental market and its implications for the Tasmanian …

Shelter Tas Submission to the Tasmanian Housing Strategy Exposure Draft

Shelter Tas is pleased to provide comments on the Tasmanian Housing Strategy Exposure Draft. As we have previously commented, the development of the Tasmanian Housing Strategy and its ongoing consultation process is a significant opportunity to take a longer-term view of the well-documented and chronic shortage of affordable homes in Tasmania, that leads to many Tasmanians living in housing stress …

Shelter Tas submission to the Tasmanian Planning Policies consultation, June 2023

Shelter Tas welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Consultation Draft for the Tasmanian Planning Policies (“the TPPs”). The TPPs set the high-level strategic policy direction for the planning system. The Settlement TPP, in particular, makes an essential contribution to securing better housing outcomes for all Tasmanians. Read more…