Poignant loss of pioneering housing model leaves us poorer

THE decimation of the Common Ground social housing model by the State Government is a remarkable loss and should not be allowed to pass unnoticed.

Hobart is suffering growing pains, the pains of becoming a trendy tourist and lifestyle destination. Whilst there is a sense of optimism as cranes, once a rarity in Hobart, dot our skyscape, there is a downside. Housing shortages and rental affordability are topics of everyday conversation and the stock of rentals has been reduced by 1000 properties due to the popularity of short stay accommodation. Prospective tenants are not equal. Some people have the personal and professional skills and networks to find their way through the cutthroat competition of the rental market. Others are less fortunate.

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