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 2017 Report on Government Services, there are 13,540 social housing properties in Tasmania made up of:
- 7,166 Public Housing
- 298 Indigenous Housing
- 6,076 Community Housing
Source: based on Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision data, Report on Government Services 2017.