Submission to the Consultation on Draft Land Use Planning and Approvals and Housing Land Supply Amendment Bills, 4 February 2021

Tasmania’s planning system has a significant influence on the types and locations of homes being built, and therefore on people’s access to appropriate housing, and outcomes for social inclusion across our community. The planning system sets the framework for the supply, diversity, location and affordability of housing that is developed. This framework needs a clear and inclusive vision to meet …

Wednesday 27th January 2021

Welcome back to the Shelter Tas eNews for 2021! As some of us are resuming regular work patterns after a break, others have kept working throughout the last weeks. Special thanks to everyone who keeps our essential housing and homelessness services operating every day of the year. Tasmania faced a chronic shortage of affordable housing long before the COVID-19 health …

House of Assembly Select Committee’s Report into Housing Affordability in Tasmania

The Tasmanian community faces significant housing challenges. Market conditions have changed dramatically in recent years along with the introduction of short stay accommodation, leading to declining housing affordability and increased homelessness and the service system is under strain. This inquiry was established to provide an opportunity for stakeholder input on a range of issues impacting housing affordability and related issues …

Dept of Communities Quarterly Housing Report

Housing Tas have released their latest Quarterly Housing Report, which details the progress made against Tasmania’s Affordable Housing Action Plan 2015‑2019 from October to December 2018. Click here to read the full report.

Hobart the least affordable city in Australia for renters, putting average income households into rental stress and hurting pensioners and young people

Rental affordability has nosedived in Hobart over the past year, the latest release of the Rental Affordability Index (RAI) has found.   Hobart is the least affordable capital city in Australia, with households earning a moderate income paying close to 30 percent of their income on rent. This is on the cusp of the rental stress threshold, where low-income households …

Shared statement from peak bodies relating to short stay accommodation

Media statement 13 June 2018 It is time for evidenced based policy decisions about short stay accommodation. Tasmanian Council of Social Service (TasCOSS), Shelter Tasmania, the Local Government Association of Tasmania (LGAT) and the Tourism Industry Council Tasmania (TICT) have come together to call for adequate data to assess the impact of short stay accommodation in Tasmania. “In the absence …

Submission on the National Housing and Homelessness Agreement (NHHA) and Related Legislation

Shelter Tasmania is an independent, not-for-profit peak organisation representing community housing and homelessness services in Tasmania. We are pleased to lodge this submission responding to the Treasury Laws Amendment (National Housing and Homelessness Agreement) Bill 2017. In addition, Shelter Tasmania is joining with the submission from National Shelter, our partner organisation. Read more…