Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

10 April 2018

Roger Jaensch, Minister for Housing

Incentives to help boost affordable housing stock

The Hodgman Liberal Government is delivering on its Plan to address the current housing shortage and recognises the real challenges for Tasmanian on low incomes seeking to rent a house.

Building on our Action Plan, this pilot program is designed to encourage residential property owners to make their affordable rental homes available for low income earners.

The housing assistance plan will provide individuals, couples, and families in our community who are finding it tough to secure affordable rental properties, with access to secure private rental accommodation (12 month leases) at an affordable rent.

For each approved property, owners will receive a financial payment of $10,000 to $13,000 per property, per year and will also be guaranteed that rent is paid for the term of the lease.

The initiative will be funded as part of the State Government’s Affordable Housing Action Plan and will be rolled out from May.

Housing Tasmania will work with Community Housing Providers, Housing Connect and the private rental sector.

The program is a demonstration of how the State Government is getting on with the job of delivering essential services to Tasmanians in need.

Property owners can register for the initiative through Housing Tasmania and must meet eligibility criteria to participate. Properties must be affordable to low income households.

Further information on participating as a private landlord can be obtained by contacting Housing Tasmania at

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