Tasmania boosts social housing investment

By Gerv Tacadena | 12 Apr 2021

The state government of Tasmania continues to boost its efforts to increase the supply of new social homes.

Roger Jaensch, state minister for housing, said the recently built homes in Glenorchy are part of the state's investment into social housing that will see 1,500 additional homes built by the end of June 2023.

"The homes are a mix of one- and two-bedroom dwellings, which have supported apprenticeships and jobs during construction and will now go on to assist those experiencing homelessness and housing stress in the state's south," he said.

Jaensch said while the demand for social housing continues to intensify in the state, the average time for social housing applicants to get approved decreased by 10 weeks over the last quarter of 2020. This makes it necessary for the state to kickstart more social housing projects.

Jaensch said the state is planning to fund another 50 rapid rehousing properties in areas of high demand state-wide, including regional areas.

"The rapid rehousing properties will provide a boost to transitional housing for those exiting crisis accommodations such as shelters, including adults with children escaping family violence, while they secure longer term accommodation that meets their needs," he said.

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