Western Australia Housing Strategy Tenant Forums

Forums were held to design the new strategy with tenants up front and centre.

Investment in Affordable Housing

The additional 10% CGT discount will be available to private investors who offer affordable housing to an individual tenant through a community housing provider.

WA State Housing Debt

The interest and principle payments that Western Australia pays to the Commonwealth each year on the debt is twice the funding that WA receives each year for specialist homelessness services.

Home Hub Launch

Home Hub, Australia’s first social and affordable housing advertising service has launched in Perth.

Assistant Minister Meeting

Shelter WA was pleased to attend a meeting with Minister Luke Howarth MP, Assistant Minister for Community Housing, Homelessness and Community Services.

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.

Infrastructure Australia Audit

The national and state peak housing and homelessness organisations have come together to make a joint submission in response to the latest Infrastructure Australia Audit.

Homeless Connect

The service providers tent was busy with over 70 service organisations engaging with visitors to the event highlighting the current supports available.

First Home Buyers Scheme

It will be helpful for some but it does not come close to solving the housing affordability crisis.

Local Government Act

The objective is for local governments to be empowered to better deliver for the community through being agile, smart and inclusive.

Inside Housing – Shelter WA Newsletter. 7 Nov 2019

The fortnightly E Newsletter from Shelter WA – Inside Housing.

MP Visit

The Hon Julie Collins MP, Shadow Minister for Ageing and Seniors and Shadow Minister for Women met with Shelter WA staff to discuss housing issues facing older Australians and women in Western Australia.

Freeze Evictions – Increase Social Housing

Shelter WA urges the Department to look to at the many examples within the community sector where agencies work hard to help people maintain and sustain their tenancies.

Energy Efficient Homes

Shelter WA is urging energy ministers across Australia to improve the energy efficiency on existing homes.

Productivity Commission into Mental Health

The Productivity Commission Draft Report from its inquiry into Mental Health highlights the critical importance of housing.

Communities Website Project

The Department of Communities (DoC) are in the process of updating its website, bringing the content up-to-date and amalgamating several websites into one.