Homes need repairs

A new report released by leading consumer, housing, and tenancy groups (CHOICE, National Shelter and the National Association of Tenant Organisations) show that Australians who rent are living in fear of eviction and rent rises.

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Perth Rental Affordability

Perth rental affordability stabilises but low-income families and pensioners are still struggling; Affordability in regional WA shows signs of plateauing

Rental affordability in Perth has stabilised but rents are not affordable across the board and renting in Perth remains unaffordable for lower-income households.

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Standing Committee on Legislation Supports quick termination of tenancies for people experiencing family violence

The Legislative Council’s Standing Committee on Legislation yesterday released its report into the Residential Tenancies Legislation Amendment (Family Violence) Bill 2018.

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Urgent investment needed to address the shortfall of 38,000 social houses in WA – finding of a new AHURI report

A new report from the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) shows that Australia will need to triple its social housing stock over the next 20 years to meet demand. It shows the way forward to fix our broken housing system to ensure every Australian has a place to call home.

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Housing study to evaluate the impact of policies on the health of First Australians and provide options for reform

Over 80 people attended the first Aboriginal led forum on Metropolitan Aboriginal Housing in Perth. The forum’s purpose was to hear from Aboriginal people and harness their experience and expertise to develop solutions for housing reform.

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Residential tenancies amendments (family violence) Bill referred to Upper House Committee

Shelter WA urges State Parliament not to delay the passage of critical reforms to support the victims of family and domestic violence to remain in their homes.

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Insecure. Disruptive. Unaffordable. – The reality for many in WA’s private rental market

Two Bankwest Curtin Economic Centre reports released today found this is the reality for many people in Australia’s private rental market. Shelter WA contributed to a panel discussion at the launch of these two seminal reports.

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Prime Minister wrong on funding for Remote Housing

Recently, the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, was asked about the future of funding for remote housing in WA. The Prime Minister suggested that housing was a State responsibility and that the agreement had been for a couple of years and that it had now ended.

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‘Housing Affordability’ is not the same as ‘Affordable Housing’

If we just look at the news headlines about housing becoming increasingly affordable in Western Australia, the news is not good for all Western Australians.

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Rents remain unaffordable for low income households in Perth, despite continued record improvement trend in affordability

Rents remain unaffordable for people on low incomes in Perth, despite a continued record improving trend in affordability, according to the May Rental Affordability Index (RAI).

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