The fortnightly E Newsletter from Shelter WA – Inside Housing.
Facilitating the conversation between the Elders and the Minister was Shelter WA Board Member and Chair of Noongar Mia Mia Mr Gordon Cole who reflected on the solutions needed to increase housing supply and end homelessness for Aboriginal people.
The McGowan Labor Government have announced recovery plans for a number of regional areas of Western Australia including the Kimberly, Gascoyne, Wheatbelt, Goldfields-Esperance, and Great Southern.
The Unsung Hero Award initiated by the Rotary Club of Mill Point recognises the efforts of those dedicated individuals who have contributed to the quality of life in the community without reward or recognition.
Shelter WA is designing a regional engagement structure to ensure we can keep the voice of Regional WA front and centre in housing and homelessness advocacy.
The Department is encouraging the sector to utilise the service to resolve disputes, including those that may emerge from the complexity of boarding and lodging resident accommodation agreements being unilaterally included in the Response Act without consultation.
This year’s Homelessness Week had a focus on ending Aboriginal homelessness, coinciding with the 2020 Danjoo Koorliny Walking Together Social Impact Festival and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day.
The package includes $117 million for $20,000 Building Bonus grants and $8.2 million for the expansion of the 75 per cent off-the-plan transfer duty rebate scheme.
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has published a new report on housing assistance in Australia.
Supporting research by the UNSW City Futures to document and critically examine rapid policy changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and recession.
We welcome the inclusion of housing in the Agreement; that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people secure appropriate, affordable housing.
The Strategy was developed by a Homelessness Working Group and provides the framework for an effective and co-ordinated response with key service providers and government.
The sector partnerships team will look at sharing some consolidated information about the new Lotterywest framework with taskforces.
Skyrocketing rents, a tightening of the rental market and widespread job losses has increased the urgent need for more social housing 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
The grant, made during Homelessness Week 2020, will fund several projects for both Shelter WA and the Western Australian Alliance to End Homelessness.