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ROGS Data Confirms Massive Fail on Housing and Homelessness

Cassy O'Connor MP  -  Tuesday, 25 January 2022

Tags: Housing Crisis, Housing, Social and Affordable Housing

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens Leader and Housing spokesperson

The latest ROGS data confirms in hard numbers the Liberals’ failure to invest in increasing supply of social and affordable housing.

The housing crisis is unfolding and deepening on their watch.  More and more Tasmanians are struggling to find and afford a home.

The average growth in supply is around 72 new homes a year since 2013.  In 2020, the Liberals built only 250 new affordable homes.  The following year, just 250.  The ROGS data is utterly damning.

Tasmanians have a right to know why the Gutwein Government is spending so little ensuring Tasmanians have a place to call home. 

This underinvestment in supply, along with a refusal to rein in short stay accommodation and soaring rents, is why there’s a prolonged housing and homelessness crisis in Tasmania.