What is Social Housing?
Social housing is rental housing provided by not-for-profit and government organisations, and includes both community housing and public housing. The fundamental purpose of social housing is to provide safe, affordable and secure rental housing to those who would otherwise be unable to afford a private rental. Both types of social housing are to house people on low to moderate incomes, however they work differently.
According to the latest data from the Report on Government Services 2022, at June 30 2021 there were 14,361 social housing properties in Tasmania made up of:
- 7,031 Public Housing
- 311 Indigenous Housing (221 State managed & 90 Community managed)
- 7,019 Community Housing
Source: based on Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision data, Report on Government Services 2022