The growing groundswell of support and action from within the community to end housing stress and poverty (including homelessness) has led to the awareness and understanding that both improved access to, and increased numbers of safe and affordable housing is critical to communities across WA.
To support this opportunistic period for the community housing industry, Home Hub and Shelter WA are encouraging community housing providers to come together at an exploratory workshop to apply design-thinking methodologies as a means to pursue innovative ways to
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;