QLD Government Rental Grant

The Queensland Treasurer has announced a new grant to assist renters pay their rent if all else fails and they have exhausted all other options.

Taskforce on Homelessness

This rapid response taskforce includes Department of Communities staff and homelessness services representatives to provide a collaborative response. A number of working groups sit under this taskforce.

Turning off the Taps

Concerns raised about the impact of turning off taps in parks and reserves.

Homes for Good

The Home Hub has released its new initiative Homes for Good, a whole-of-community response to the housing crisis in Western Australia.

Inquiry Suspension

In response to the COVID-19 situation, the Committee has decided to suspend the Inquiry into Homelessness in Australia.

Community Sector Partnership Team Update

An update from the Community Sector Partnership Team at the Department of Communities in relation to border controls and some Community Service Sector exemptions.

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.

Inside Housing – Shelter WA Newsletter. 20 Mar 2020

The fortnightly E Newsletter from Shelter WA – Inside Housing.

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.

Community Housing Providers Workshop

Shelter WA held a workshop for community housing providers and tenants who are members to discuss the critical review of the Residential Tenancies Act 1987.

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.

C-19 Response Team on Homelessness

A COVID-19 lead group has been established by the homelessness services sector.

Shelter WA State Budget Submission

Our submission was developed and informed by wide-ranging stakeholder input from across the state and puts forward a critical pathway of reform to ensure everyone has a place to call home.

Inquiry into Homelessness

Shelter WA and the Western Australian Alliance to End Homelessness (WAAEH) are preparing a joint submission for the Inquiry into Homelessness in Australia.

Social Housing Income Eligibility

First increase to income eligibility limits for social housing since 2006.

Boarders and Lodgers

There are currently two separate reviews underway on boarding and lodging. In response to both reviews, Shelter WA held a boarders and lodgers workshop.