New report shows community supports action to end homelessness

A newly released survey Research Report on Community Views on Homelessness Perth, Western Australia  commissioned by The WA Alliance to End Homelessness in partnership with Shelter WA show people have increasing levels of compassion for those experiencing homelessness and want more action to address the issue.

Being homeless is no picnic

Being homeless is no picnic

Inside Housing – Shelter WA Newsletter. 15 January 2020

The fortnightly E Newsletter from Shelter WA – Inside Housing.

Tenancy Law Resource – Input Sought

Tenancy Law Resource – input sought

We need housing first to house the homeless – tents are not the answer

We need housing first to house the homeless – tents are not the answer

How can we continue to turn a blind eye, when the homeless are hidden no more?

Why are First Nations people forced to beg for something as fundamental as a home, on their own country, so they can keep their families safe?

Housing is a social vaccine

Why are First Nations people forced to beg for something as fundamental as a home, on their own country, so they can keep their families safe?

Second Common Ground – A Step Forward

Shelter WA congratulates the McGowan government for their commitment to help people break the cycle of homelessness, but more needs to be done to end the homelessness crisis in Western Australia.

Inside Housing – Shelter WA Newsletter. 18 December 2020

The fortnightly E Newsletter from Shelter WA – Inside Housing.

State Recovery Advisory Group

Shelter WA attended the State Recovery Advisory Group meeting which refreshed collective understanding of the impacts of COVID-19 and how these will continue to evolve into 2021.

Residential Relief Grants Scheme Changes

The WA government has announced that the $22M of unspent funds remaining in Residential Relief Grants Scheme will be re-purposed to provide landlords with direct one-off payments equivalent to 75 per cent of the accrued rent arrears incurred during the emergency period, up to a maximum of $4,000.

Homelessness Data (AIHW)

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) have just released their 2019 – 2020 Specialist Homelessness Services annual report and is accompanied by updated Specialist Homelessness Services Collection Data Cubes with information on clients assisted in states and territories. 

Housing Industry Forecasting Group

The Housing Industry Forecasting Group (HIFG) has reviewed and updated its most recent forecasts of dwelling commencements in Western Australia, which demonstrates the impact of COVID-19 and the effects of the building stimulus packages. 

Medium Density Code

The McGowan Government has just released a draft Medium Density Code (amendments to Residential Design Codes Volume 1) for public comment. 

Community Titles

Community titles are a new form of land title, which are expected to facilitate more complex or mixed-use subdivision and development within a shared ownership environment.  

$57.5M commitment to address Homelessness Crisis

Confirming the pain felt by many people in the private rental market, the latest release of the Rental Affordability Index (RAI) reveals that rents across Western Australia remain unaffordable for many West Australians, in particular for people on low incomes.