Mayor’s pledge starts now

We are pleased that the strategy uses the levers available to government to create more diverse, climate appropriate housing choice within liveable, inclusive and connected communities.

WA Housing Strategy 2020-2030

We are pleased that the strategy uses the levers available to government to create more diverse, climate appropriate housing choice within liveable, inclusive and connected communities.

Budget: High-Level Overview

Shelter WA has put together this High-Level overview of some of the housing and homelessness provisions in the WA 2020-21 Budget Papers.

Budget: Investment in social housing and homelessness a positive start to recovery

Shelter WA congratulates the McGowan Government on its fourth budget. Having a safe and secure home and building the homes so nobody is left behind is critical not only to keeping everybody safe but to drive economic and social recovery.

Social Housing is the Missing Infrastructure

The government has not heeded calls from industry, community, unions and a choir of leading economists to build homes for people unable to access ownership or high market rents.

Doubling up to support local charities

Dubbed Double Donation Day, the idea is the brainchild of the Beyond Bank Australia Foundation, the charitable arm of the Bank, which works closely with not-for-profit organisations around the nation to ensure that they have the support they need to grow and prosper.

A solution to Perth’s homeless crisis is within reach

We urge all candidates to take time to look at the evidence of what works, and the positive initiatives in Perth that are providing permanent homes and support for people who have experienced homelessness.

Being homeless is not unlawful

We urge all candidates to take time to look at the evidence of what works, and the positive initiatives in Perth that are providing permanent homes and support for people who have experienced homelessness.

Moratorium critical to keeping people in their homes

With more people facing housing stress as a result of the pandemic, it was the best way to manage a very difficult situation.

Residential Rent Law Extension

The Minister for Commerce has announced the McGowan Government’s intention to extend the emergency period under the Residential Tenancies COVID-19 Response Act 2020 to 28 March 2021.

Lord Mayoral Forum

Shelter WA & the WA Alliance to End Homelessness will host a forum between the six candidates who hope to be the next City of Perth Mayor.

Social Housing needed to end Homelessness in WA

Skyrocketing rents, a tightening of the rental market and widespread job losses has increased the urgent need for more social housing in Western Australia.

Homelessness expected to rise in Western Australia

This Homelessness Week, Shelter WA CEO Michelle Mackenzie warns that Western Australia needs to be prepared for a second wave of homelessness due to the impact of COVID

Western Australia out in the cold when it comes to protecting rough sleepers

This Homelessness Week, Shelter WA CEO Michelle Mackenzie called is calling on the West Australian and Commonwealth Governments to match the efforts of leaders in Victoria and NSW to find immediate accommodation, service supports and pathways to permanent housing for people forced to live on the streets.

Building bonus package to provide much needed social housing

Shelter WA welcomes today’s investment of $319M into social housing to build Western Australia’s economic and social recovery. This is a win-win, providing much needed jobs, housing and delivering enduring value for the people of Western Australia.

MEDIA RELEASE: SHARP investment in Social Housing will create one thousand jobs

New modelling released today by National Shelter in partnership with the Community Housing Industry Association demonstrates how investment in a four-year social housing program will complement the McGowan housing investment package.