Housing Tasmania conducts automatic rent reviews four times a year to allow for changes to Australian Government pensions, benefits and tax rates.
The 1 August 2011 rent review is slightly different because it includes the end of the single pensioner rent discount, known as the pension holiday.
The Australian Government increased a range of single pensions by $30 per week in 2009 and asked state governments not to count the increase as assessable income for rent setting.
The discount is being removed two months before the flat 25 per cent of assessable income rent method is introduced in order to smooth price increases for affected tenants.
Single pensioners in public housing will still pay less than the nationally accepted benchmark of 30 per cent of income as rent and less than most pensioners in private rental.
South Australia and Western Australia have already removed the rent holiday and other states are expected to follow suit soon.
The Pension Holiday Fact Sheet explains the changes.