Confirming the pain felt by many people in the private rental market, the latest release of the Rental Affordability Index (RAI) reveals that rents across Western Australia remain unaffordable for many West Australians, in particular for people on low incomes.
Shelter WA has put together this High-Level overview of some of the housing and homelessness provisions in the WA 2020-21 Budget Papers.
Shelter WA congratulates the McGowan Government on its fourth budget. Having a safe and secure home and building the homes so nobody is left behind is critical not only to keeping everybody safe but to drive economic and social recovery.
Facilitating the conversation between the Elders and the Minister was Shelter WA Board Member and Chair of Noongar Mia Mia Mr Gordon Cole who reflected on the solutions needed to increase housing supply and end homelessness for Aboriginal people.
This year’s Homelessness Week had a focus on ending Aboriginal homelessness, coinciding with the 2020 Danjoo Koorliny Walking Together Social Impact Festival and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day.
We welcome the inclusion of housing in the Agreement; that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people secure appropriate, affordable housing.
Homelessness is still prevalent in 2020 and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples continue to experience higher levels of housing disadvantage than other Western Australians.
NATSIHA will be open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations with housing as a principle mission and service.
Shelter WA went to advocate for increased investment in social and affordable housing and homelessness services, with a particular focus on the Aboriginal community housing sector.
The Framework sets out a blueprint to improve Aboriginal housing outcomes in a generation.
As a part of shaping the reports’ findings engagement activities are being conducted with stakeholders throughout Australia.
Shelter WA was delighted to be paid a visit from Peter McMillan the Executive Officer at NT Shelter.
Shelter WA is urging energy ministers across Australia to improve the energy efficiency on existing homes.