Homelessness in Tasmania Fact Sheet 2024

Homelessness affects people of all ages, and in all regions of lutruwita/Tasmania. With more people experiencing and at risk of homelessness, we need to reduce and  eliminate homelessness in Tasmania. Click here to read the fact sheet.

Rental Affordability Index, Nov 2016

Produced by National Shelter, Community Sector Banking and SGS Economics & Planning, the RAI is an easy to understand indicator of rental affordability relative to household incomes across Australia. Released biannually, the RAI is intended to complement the Housing Affordability Index (HAI), which is a price index for the purchase of houses. Adrian Pisarski, Executive Officer of National Shelter, said …

Talking Point Article – Let’s plan for affordable housing at Macquarie Point

The Macquarie Point development has been the focus of much discussion. Some ask for an imaginative architectural vision on the site, others focus on the development’s economic potential. Another current debate about public assets concerns public housing and affordable housing options. Let’s join the dots and ask: Will there be affordable housing on the State-owned land at Macquarie Point? It makes …

Representation to Council on the Macquarie Point Site Development

The Council, in its submission on the Macquarie Point Masterplan, requested that consideration be given to the provision of affordable and social housing being accommodated on the site. The City Planning Committee Agenda 5 October 2015 includes a report to the Council that raises some concerns about affordable housing at Macquarie Point. At this stage, no amendment relating to affordable …

Shelter Tas Budget Submission 2016-2017

The context for this year’s budget submission includes positive developments such as the Tasmanian Government’s Affordable Housing Strategy 2015-2025 and Action Plan 2015-2019. Nationally, the housing and homelessness sector faces uncertainty about the potential for significant change to State and Federal Governments’ roles and responsibilities for housing. The Reform of Federation process is still underway, and the Commonwealth and State …

Ending homelessness: research and practice

Dr Cameron Parsell is a research fellow at the University of Queensland and spoke at the Shelter Tas 2015 AGM  on ‘Ending Homelessness: research and practice’. Click here to read the notes from his presentation.

Rental Affordability Index

For some time, the discussion on housing affordability in Australia has focused on the increasing cost of purchasing a home. Importantly, focusing on housing affordability through the lens of home ownership, does not provide insight into the households that are struggling with housing affordability most – those in the rental market. National Shelter, Community Sector Banking and SGS Economics and …

Shelter Tas 2015 Annual Report

It has been another busy year for Shelter Tas and our members, this report highlights our achievements and challenges, provides insight into the work of the past 12 months and looks to upcoming activities in the year ahead. There are reports from National Shelter, Homelessness Australia and the Community Housing Industry Association, as well as from services in each region. Click …

The Mercury Talking Point: So important to ease housing stress

For most Tasmanians, housing is the largest regular household cost. Whether renting or buying, housing is a necessity for us all. Having a safe, stable, appropriate and affordable place to live is the foundation for economic and social participation and bedrock of community wellbeing. Both state and federal governments have recognised that affordable housing benefits the whole community. Read more… …