Background; On the night of the last ABS Census, despite the overwhleming demand of up to 60,000 households being in need of safe and affordable housing, there was over 204,000 empty or latent homes in WA.
Homes for Good, a new initiative launched by Home Hub with the support of Shelter WA, the WA Alliance to End Homelessness, and REIWA, aims to create a centralised and independent ‘affordable housing marketplace’ – an effective and efficient approach to understanding, managing and evaluating an affordable rental housing market.
The initiative leverages the Home Hub website to enable empty or latent housing that can be used at a below market rate to be submitted through the Home Hub, where a matching service connects the emerging bank of affordable homes with pools of localised providers (preferably community housing providers), and used with people in need.
There is a significant opportunity for the WA community housing industry to explore innovative initiatives such as Homes for Good, so join Home Hub and Shelter WA for this first workshop, where we’ll;
- gain insights into the industries positioning and perspectives on the Homes for Good initiative; and
- explore opportunities together as a state-wide industry to use Homes for Good to establish, deliver, and amplify the importance of an affordable rental housing marketplace where community housing providers play a key role in achieving long-term housing outcomes.