Shelter WA State Budget Media Statement

Shelter WA welcomes the State’s Social and Affordable Housing Package, but the reality is that it does not go far enough to provide the housing required for people who are experiencing homelessness or in housing stress.

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Shelter WA's Federal Budget Response

Shelter WA is disappointed not to see a single new major announcement regarding affordable housing or combating chronic homelessness, the need for more affordable and secure homes in our nation continues.

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Housing – An opportunity for budget repair

With just 10 days to go before the 2018/19 State Budget, Shelter WA is urging the State Government to recognise that investment in housing will deliver Budget repair, and result in better economic, health and education outcomes for the Western Australian community.

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ABS data shows homelessness touches us all

“The estimated number of people experiencing homelessness in Western Australia has remained persistent between the 2011 and 2016 Census, with over 9000 people experiencing homeless on any one night. These numbers remain unacceptably high,” said Shelter WA CEO Michelle Mackenzie. “As a community we can take major steps to end homelessness now.”

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Prime Minister must not walk away from Indigenous Housing

Withdrawal of funding by the Commonwealth, for the National Partnership on Remote Housing (NPRH) (a ten-year partnership to build and refurbish housing in some of the most disadvantaged communities across Australia) will have major detrimental consequences to the economic, social welfare, education, and health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in these communities.

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More people using homelessness services demonstrates need for new Strategy

A new report released today reveals that there are more than 24,000 people in Western Australia accessing specialist homelessness services each year. 

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Housing affordability still an issue in WA despite report

Shelter WA notes the findings of a recent report which reveals that Western Australians have the most accessible housing market for first home buyers (FTBs). Nevertheless, housing affordability is still an issue for many Western Australians.

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Shelter WA holds concerns for economic future of Western Australians

Shelter WA holds serious concerns about the economic future for many Western Australians with the recent release of the Rental Affordability Index (RAI).

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State Government cautioned amalgamations must deliver optimal housing outcomes

The State Government announced yesterday that LandCorp and the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA) are to be amalgamated. The Department of Communities (Housing) development arm will also be considered for future integration in this amalgamation.

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Homeless to be hit by Commonwealth legislation

WA people experiencing homelessness could be hit hard by federal legislation tabled today.  

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