Housing Corruption – $25 million gone - 2,100 families now homeless

Shelter WA is outraged with the alleged corruption scandal unfolding at the Department of Communities.

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Seniors Face Housing Stress

During Seniors Week it is important to take the time to reflect that Australians are living longer than ever before. In 2016, life expectancy at birth was 80 years for males and 84 years for females.

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Furniture Law Changes

Laws to allow renters to fix furniture to walls to prevent death or injury to children from toppling furniture have passed through State Parliament.

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Ageing with Choice

Shelter WA welcomes the announcement from the Minister for Housing and the Minister for Seniors and Ageing, of a new State Government directions paper detailing how best to address the housing needs of older Western Australians.

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World Homeless Day

World Homeless Day draws attention to the needs of people experiencing homelessness and helps educate the community about the issue. Shelter WA, Western Australia’s peak body for social and affordable housing and ending homelessness says having anybody experiencing homeless in WA is unacceptable.

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2019-2020 WA State Budget Analysis

Shelter WA has produced an analysis of the State Government Budget Papers and identified the key commitments and measures that will have a direct impact on all West Australians, with a focus on affordable housing and ending homelessness.

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Whilst the budget back into surplus, affordable housing supply remains in deficit

Shelter WA congratulates the McGowan Government on the release of its third state budget and the return to surplus but is disappointed that more action hasn’t been taken to ensure everybody has a place to call home.

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Closing the Gap must include housing for remote communities

Shelter WA, Western Australia’s peak body for social and affordable housing and ending homelessness has welcomed an announcement by the Australian Labor Party to deliver a national 10-year, $1.5 billion remote housing projects agreement if it wins government on May 18 2019.                                                        

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72,000 West Australians in rental stress

More than one in three households in Western Australia’s top five electorates for rental stress are struggling in housing they can’t afford, electorate data released today shows.1

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Rental doors snap shut on people most in need

Shelter WA, Western Australia’s peak body for social and affordable housing and homelessness welcomes today’s release of Anglicare Australia’s annual Rental Affordability Snapshot. “It paints a dire picture,” said Michelle Mackenzie, CEO of Shelter WA.

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