COVID-19 rental housing and homelessness impacts in Australia

New research by the ACOSS/UNSW Poverty and Inequality Partnership shows renters on low and modest incomes are in the grip of a housing pincer, especially in regional Australia, as surging rents and the Commonwealth’s neglect of social and affordable housing creates acute stress.

Barriers in accommodating survivors of modern slavery

Shelter WA partnered with the Australian Red Cross to undertake an in-depth assessment of the Western Australian accommodation options for Red Cross clients on the Support for Trafficked People Program.

HOME Lived Experience Co-design Toolkit and Framework Launch

The project released two significant pieces of work for the sector, a Lived Experience Engagement Framework, and a Lived Experience Co-Design Toolkit. Both were launched during Homelessness Week 2021.

Ending Homelessness Report

The 2021 Ending Homelessness in Western Australia 2021 report builds on previous work from the Centre for Social Impact The University of Western Australia (CSI UWA) by presenting an analysis of homelessness in Western Australia, using the Advance to Zero database.

Government owned land and buildings

Peak housing and homelessness body Shelter WA has identified thirty government owned land and buildings for sale that could be used towards helping solve the affordable housing shortage.

The impact of rental moratorium lifting

The number of people seeking assistance and advice on significant debt they now find themselves in, as a result of the rent increases seen since the moratorium lifting, is of immense concern.

Rental Moratorium Roundtable Report

An ecological approach to realising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians’ aspirations for a high standard of health and housing, and of personal and collective wealth.

Reimagining Indigenous Housing, Health and Wealth

An ecological approach to realising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians’ aspirations for a high standard of health and housing, and of personal and collective wealth.

Data shows impact on people and services in the lead up to rental moratorium lifting

A targeted sample of service providers who deliver frontline services to people who have been or are facing eviction, or had their rent significantly increase as a result of the moratorium lifting, has been undertaken.

New report finds housing stress in WA’s regions at unprecedented levels

Peak housing and homelessness body Shelter WA has released new data finding homelessness, and rental stress in WA’s regions at record levels.

Unlock Housing

The research found a distinct lack of transitional planning for young people leaving out-of-home care and that this exacerbates the fact that care leavers have few options.

Community views on 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.

Reimagining Home

This significant research project by Liz Lennon, from Focussed Solutions, a single older women with experience of poverty, housing stress and homelessness, brings to life a new future of housing options of housing options.

FDV Toolkit

This toolkit is to help educate and provide needed information about the reform to tenancy legislation regarding Family and Domestic Violence (FDV) to community housing providers in Western Australia.

Summer Foundation – Housing Resources

Through a partnership with the Summer Foundation who are undertaking a Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Housing Project – NDIS Housing Options – Shelter WA is pleased to share some key resources for housing providers and consumers of housing.

Shelter WAs State Budget Submission. Housing Our Community 2020

This Department of Communities newsletter is a selection of publications and articles that have been released in the past month.