Welcome to Shelter

Our vision is for affordable, appropriate, safe and secure housing for all and an end to homelessness. Our mission is to provide a united voice for services and service users that creates a framework to effect positive change in the housing and homelessness sector. We work to ensure that low-income and disadvantaged people in Tasmania have access to housing that is affordable, safe, secure and appropriate to their needs.

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New report - Disrupted: the consumer experience of renting in Australia

Shelter Tas and the Tenants’ Union of Tasmania have released a media statement in response to the release of a new report from CHOICE, National Shelter and the National Association of Tenants’ Organisations. We welcome this new research on the experience of renters in Disrupted: the consumer experience of renting in Australia. For the full report, Shelter/Tenants' Union media release and CHOICE/National Shelter/NATO media release - Click here

Rental Affordability Index Released

The latest RAI shows a worrying trend of increasing rental stress across Tasmania (households on the lowest 40% of incomes pay 30% or more of their income in rent). The Index shows that rental affordability has continued to rapidly decline and rise up the income ladder in Tasmania over the last year. Greater Hobart is still the least affordable capital city in Australia and regional Tasmania also now the least affordable in regional Australia. Click here to find out more....