Homelessness Week 2020 – Housing First – Policy into practice
Thursday 6th August 2020
50 Lives 50 Homes Manager, Leah Watkins is the only Western Australian to have attended the Housing First Europe Hub Train-the-Trainer project. Leah presented the agreed upon Australian principles for Housing First.
Leah also walked through the ‘By Name List’ data for Perth, WA.
By-Name List explained
The key components of a By-Name List include ensuring that your system is touching everyone who is homeless in your community; that you can accurately assess who is entering your homeless system on an ongoing basis; and that you can accurately track their progress through the system, including how successful you are in implementing prioritization and providing permanent housing to those who need it.
Homelessness Week 2020 – First Nations International Solutions to housing and homelessness webinar
Wednesday 5th August 2020
We are always eager to learn from good examples locally and internationally, and this year Shelter WA were delighted to welcome Margaret Pfoh, CEO of The Aboriginal Housing Management Association (AHMA) which is an Indigenous not for profit housing authority based in Vancouver Canada. AHMA oversees Aboriginal Housing providers, supports the development of new housing for Aboriginal people, manages Urban and Rural Housing portfolios and undertakes capacity development through training, consulting and advising member societies.
AHMA was created for Indigenous Peoples by Indigenous Peoples and is the first Indigenous Housing Authority in Canada. Margaret Pfoh will join us via Zoom to talk about their work and the importance of their community leading and driving their housing solutions.
This session was facilitated by Mr Gordon Cole and Ms Lisa Kazalac who reflected on how the Canadian approach could drive positive change in Western Australia.
Homelessness Week 2020 – Ending Homelessness – Recovery Post Covid
Monday 03 August 2020
Shelter WA in partnership with the WA Alliance to End Homelessness hosted this timely event.
An overview of the COVID-19 People at Risk of or Experiencing Homelessness Taskforce, scenario planning and what this means for the Western Australian Homelessness Strategy and services was provided by Tiffany Allen Acting/Executive Director Aboriginal Outcomes, Department of Communities.
Professor David Gilchrist from UWA facilitated a panel discussion between taskforce members, government and industry which reflected on the current and projected impact of COVID on the community and the homelessness situation, what they are seeing on the ground and what this means for service provision moving forward.
Homelessness Week 2020 – Official Launch
Monday 3rd August 2020
The official opening of homelessness week 2020 in partnership with the WA Alliance to End Homelessness, was opened by the Hon. Simone McGurk MLA, Minister for Child Protection; Women’s Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services.
SHERP (Social Housing Economic Recovery Package) & HIP (Housing Investment Package) Briefing
The Department of Communities provides an overview of the Social Housing Economic Recovery Package (SHERP). The desired program outcomes – (economic and social) and the timings and locations as well as the opportunities for CHO involvement.
Residential Tenancies Act: The changes and what they mean for CHPs
Trish Blake, Senior Policy Officer at the Consumer Protection, in the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety