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.

New report finds housing stress in WA’s regions at unprecedented levels

Peak housing and homelessness body Shelter WA has released new data finding homelessness, and rental stress in WA’s regions at record levels.

We’re invisible, silent and usually well behaved – Happy International Women’s Day

Liz Lennon on why many of her tribe spend up to 65 per cent of their weekly low-income on private rental and are terrified of being evicted or rent hikes.

Spot purchasing urged as solution to “homelessness tsunami” expected when eviction moratorium lifts

Commitment needed to spot purchasing at least 2,000 homes for rent over the next four years.

Labor plans increase in WA jobs – missed opportunity to drive economic and social growth

Whilst it’s positive to see the acknowledgment of the regional pressures, this package does nothing to address the social and affordable housing issues across the metropolitan area, including the supply of affordable rental homes for key workers.

Liberal Party’s Social Housing commitment is smart, strategic and reflects community expectations

Shelter WA applauds the Liberal Party’s commitment to boost social housing by 4,600 homes over five years in partnership with the community housing sector.