Bass Labor MHR Ross Hart says the focus on affordable housing needs to switch from Hobart as Northern families are feeling pressure from rocketing rents and an overburdened public housing waiting list.
Communities Tasmania provided data on Wednesday which showed there had been 118 affordable land lots and home ownership opportunities opened up in the North and North-West over a year to 2017-18.
This included the supply of 16 new HomeShare dwellings and house and land packages and the release of 43 affordable land lots.
The HomeShare initiative is available to all public housing tenants who wish to purchase the property they live in or a new property.
It means a person or family could own 70 per cent of the home with 30 per cent owned by Housing Tasmania.
Mr Hart said his office was being visited more and more by individuals and families in "obvious distress" due to rent and housing affordability pressures.
"These are people with young children who have received a notice to vacate from private landlords with nowhere else to go other than to wait up to two years on the public housing waiting list," he said.
"We are seeing the housing crisis extend well beyond Hobart into George Town and the Northern suburbs."
The Australian Bureau of Statistics this week stated there had been 122 public houses constructed in Tasmania over 12 months to January.
As at September 2018, there were 3249 applications to the state's public housing registers with a 56-week average waiting time for priority applicants.