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.

The impact of rental moratorium lifting

The number of people seeking assistance and advice on significant debt they now find themselves in, as a result of the rent increases seen since the moratorium lifting, is of immense concern.

Eviction Emergency – Emergency Budget needed

146 tenancy hearings in three days, thousands of families facing homelessness as winter approaches an Emergency Budget is needed.

CEO’s call for emergency response to housing crisis in Open Letter to Premier

CEOs from organisations providing emergency relief funding, support to renters in the private rental market, and peak bodies have established a Housing Emergency Response group to identify and drive immediate solutions in partnership with government to mitigate the impact and harm of the housing crisis.

Data shows impact on people and services in the lead up to rental moratorium lifting

A targeted sample of service providers who deliver frontline services to people who have been or are facing eviction, or had their rent significantly increase as a result of the moratorium lifting, has been undertaken.

“Moving On” Rental survey sheds light on the rental market

More than one third of national renters (38 per cent) reported the COVID pandemic impacted their tenancy, despite the protections put in place during COVID by the WA Government.

Stretched services bracing for impact with the ending of the rental moratorium

Shelter WA congratulates Minister John Carey MLA on his appointment, and we look forward to working closely with him.

New Ministry, welcome John Carey MLA as Minister for Housing

Shelter WA congratulates Minister John Carey MLA on his appointment, and we look forward to working closely with him.

Shelter WA congratulates newly elected Labor Government

Peak housing and homelessness body Shelter WA welcomes the opportunity to work with the newly elected Labor government on housing and homelessness issues over its next term of government.

Election Scorecard – Why was housing missed on the hustings?

The election scorecard has been released the day after Housing Minister Peter Tinley AM MLA denied Western Australia is experiencing a housing crisis.