Tasmania's Affordable Housing Strategy 2015-2025
Tasmania's Affordable Housing Strategy 2015-2025 (the Strategy) provides direction and a clear framework for action and investment to improve affordable housing and help those most in need into safe and secure accommodation over its ten years.
Specific actions and initiatives are set out in the Affordable Housing Action Plan 2015 – 2019 (Action Plan 1) and the second stage the Affordable Housing Action Plan 2019- 2023 (Action Plan 2). A third action plan will be developed for the final years of the Strategy.
Underpinning each Action Plan are three strategic interventions to address housing assistance and supply across Tasmania. These are:
- Preventing housing stress of low-income earners by increasing the supply of affordable homes.
- Targeted early intervention to assist Tasmanians in need who are at risk of housing stress or homelessness.
- Rapid response and recovery aimed at people who are at immediate risk or experiencing homelessness to find safe and secure housing.
Action Plan 1 was completed in June 2019 with was an investment of $73.5 million to deliver new assistance measures and supply of affordable housing.
Action Plan 2 is being implemented with an additional $125 million over five years taking the total investment in affordable housing to nearly $200 million over eight years. This will result in a total of 3600 households assisted under both Action Plans, including the new supply of 2400 affordable lots and homes. Around 2000 additional households will be assisted under Action Plan 2 by 30 June 2023. This includes new supply of more than 1500 homes and affordable lots for Tasmanians.
Affordable Housing Strategy Action Plans - Priorities and Targets
The Affordable Housing Action Plan 2019-2023 (Action Plan 2), focuses on constructing more affordable homes, releasing more land close to services and employment, and providing supported accommodation for target groups so that Tasmanians have better access to the housing and support they need.
Overall targets for the Strategy can be found under the Action Plans below.
The Tasmanian Government has committed to developing a Tasmanian Housing Strategy that will underpin a more sustainable housing system. The Tasmanian Housing Strategy is due for completion in late 2022.