14 June 2018
Minister for Housing
Delivering affordable housing for Tasmanians in need
The Hodgman Liberal Government is delivering on our strong plan to provide an additional 1,500 new affordable homes for Tasmanians and assist around 2000 households.
This is part of our $125 million investment over 5 years – the second stage of our Tasmanian Affordable Housing Strategy.
In response to increasing demand, the additional $25 million per annum investment has been brought forward, starting in this budget.
This brings our total investment in affordable housing to nearly $200 million over 8 years, which is the largest ever Tasmanian Government spend on affordable housing in the state’s history.
So far our Affordable Housing Strategy has helped more than 500 new households into affordable, secure and safe homes.
Together, Stage I and II of the Strategy will bring the total number of new affordable homes to 2,400, with about 3,600 households assisted.
As part of our investment into affordable housing, $20 million over 3 years will be quarantined for purpose-built homes for people living with disability.
The Hodgman Liberal Government’s Affordable Housing Strategy addresses the entire housing spectrum, including home ownership, affordable rental, public and community housing, and crisis accommodation, across all demographics in all regions of the state.