Open Letter to Commerce Minister, the Hon. Roger Cook MLA

The changes will be of significant benefit to the aged and people, and carers of those, with a disability.

Pet rescue shelters call for rental reform

Western Australia’s leading animal rescue organisations have joined forces to call on the State Government to strengthen WA’s rental laws as current ‘no ground’ evictions and banned pets have resulted in large numbers of animals being surrendered at their shelters.  The RSPCA WA, Cat Haven and the Dogs’ Refuge Home have collectively written to the […]

Polling finds large majority of West Australians support legislative changes to make the rental market fairer

Findings should give the government confidence the majority support increased security and stability for tenants in the WA rental market.

Innovative partnerships to drive supply of social and affordable housing

This report highlights additional opportunities to build on this partnership enabling government funding to meet a greater proportion of unmet need.

Industry scare tactics branded unhelpful as WA government considers rental reforms

These claims are ridiculous, but our worry is they’re unnecessarily scaring the community.

Local governments share knowledge on homelessness with new hub

The knowledge hub lived the values and spirit of ending homelessness in WA, by working together to solve the complex issues that cause homelessness.

New data reveals homelessness on the rise

The data showed a significant over-representation of Aboriginaland Torres Strait Islander people in the Western Australian homeless population.

Homelessness Week 22

New ideas will be explored between housing, health and homelessness during a series of expert discussion events and workshops as part of Homelessness Week 2022.

Disability & Housing Forum to address housing barriers for people with disability

Ensuring everybody has access to a home that meets their needs is one of the key themes of the forum.

Report shows funding for WA homeless services inadequate

This report is based on findings from 73 homelessness services operating across WA and outcomes from focus groups comprising of homelessness service CEOs and managers.

‘Street to Street’ gives voice to people with lived experience of homelessness

This work was inspired by a similar piece done by American Artist Rick Lowe, who obtained and transformed a row of derelict houses into real housing for single parents through a community art collective.

Waterwise public housing project expansion welcomed as win-win-win

During the pilot program, nearly 1,000 water audits were carried out at high water use public housing properties, with 620 receiving leak repairs and 735 receiving water efficient fixtures.

Social Housing investment welcomed as a step in the right direction

Peak housing and homelessness body Shelter WA congratulates the Minister for Housing and the McGowan Government on new social housing investment to deliver desperately needed homes across WA.  

No progress against target to end homelessness by 2028

The latest comprehensive ‘Ending Homelessness in Western Australia’ report paints a sober picture of a lack of progress across seven targets to end homelessness in WA.

Polling finds overwhelming support for a budget boost to end homelessness

Findings from the polling, released to coincide with Homelessness Week 2021, show that housing, rental affordability and homelessness are in the top three issues that the community would like to see the state government focus on.

Government owned land and buildings

Peak housing and homelessness body Shelter WA has identified thirty government owned land and buildings for sale that could be used towards helping solve the affordable housing shortage.