Investment in social housing will create jobs and improve social outcomes

National housing and homelessness leaders have called for an immediate employment-boosting investment to expand Australia’s social housing by 30,000 homes as the country experiences a wave of job losses due to COVID-19.

MEDIA RELEASE: Social and affordable housing critical post-COVID-19 recovery

Thousands of low-income West Australians will continue to face housing insecurity and homelessness in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis if the WA Government does not urgently invest in social and affordable housing.

MEDIA RELEASE: Rental Relief Package Welcome News for Tenants

Shelter WA has welcomed the rental relief package announced by the State Government today to support renters and landlords.

MEDIA RELEASE: Rental eviction moratorium will help flatten the curve

Shelter WA welcomes the announcement from the McGowan Government that they are exploring hotel rooms to accommodate people experiencing homelessness.

MEDIA RELEASE: Let’s support each other through crisis

Shelter WA welcomes the announcement from the McGowan Government that they are exploring hotel rooms to accommodate people experiencing homelessness.

MEDIA RELEASE: Hotel doors opened to those who have no place to call home

Shelter WA welcomes the announcement from the McGowan Government that they are exploring hotel rooms to accommodate people experiencing homelessness.

SHELTER WA STATEMENT: COVID-19. 20 March 2020

Many people, already doing it tough with insecure or no housing, are being hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, along with the homelessness and housing services that support them.

MEDIA RELEASE: COVID-19 – Targeted Response to Homelessness Needed Now!

Many people, already doing it tough with insecure or no housing, are being hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, along with the homelessness and housing services that support them.

Media Release: Rent’s still out of reach for 1/3 of West Australians

Rents remain unaffordable for lower income households, the latest release of the Rental Affordability Index (RAI) reveals.

Media Release: Housing Corruption – $25 million gone – 2,100 families now homeless

Shelter WA is outraged with the corruption scandal unfolding at the Department of Communities. The seeming ease in which a senior public servant was able to steal funding over such as long period of time is breathtaking.

2019-2020 WA State Budget Analysis

Shelter WA has produced an analysis of the State Government Budget Papers and identified the key commitments and measures that will have a direct impact on all West Australians, with a focus on affordable housing and ending homelessness.