Housing dashboard shows more new homes being completed

Michael Ferguson,Minister for State Development, Construction and Housing

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is delivering a record number of homes for those who need it by providing an unprecedented investment of $615 million into social housing, home affordability and homelessness initiatives.

The updated monthly Housing Dashboard shows that we are continuing to build new homes and providing assistance to those most in need with 2,608 households assisted in the past year through a variety of programs that that have been made available.

A further 11 new homes completed in the month of August and 296 in the past year. There have also been a further 7 units of homeless accommodation secured to provide services to Tasmanians in need.

But we know there is more to be done with continued growth in demand for social housing, and we are working to grow our capability to meet that demand with an unprecedented investment to build housing supply.

We have built 1,124 homes, including 991 in social housing and 133 supported accommodation. An additional 889 houses are currently being built.

The results show that at the end of July 2021, the Affordable Housing Strategy has delivered a total of 1,818 additional new homes, lots of land and new places in supported accommodation and homeless services.

The number of households assisted, and properties secured has grown by 1,108 since the commencement of the strategy including 487 in the past two years.

The record funding included in the Tasmanian Budget will mean an extra 2,000 new homes built by 2027, on top of the 1,500 already on track to be built by 2023, bringing the total to 3,500 new homes by 2027 to help our most vulnerable.

The monthly dashboard can be found here: https://www.communities.tas.gov.au/housing/tasmanian_affordable_housing_strategy/reporting

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