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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.

Delivering More Affordable Housing: An Innovative Solution

Financial modelling shows how different combinations of federal, state and private sector support – and tenure mix and geographic location – can narrow the funding gap for community housing.

Homes for Homes

Homes for Homes are on track to generate more than $1 billion for social and affordable housing projects over the next 30 years.

Inquiry into housing affordability and supply in Australia

Shelter WA’s input focussed on parts of the housing system where affordability issues are most acute and supply is most severely constrained.

Fleetwood Challenge Cup

Examining the reuse potential of commercial buildings has been of recent interest in the context of an ongoing affordable housing shortage in WA.

Establishing a National Framework for Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning

Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning will increase the supply of social and affordable housing for the rising number of Australians experiencing rental stress and housing scarcity.

Social Housing investment welcomed as a step in the right direction

Peak housing and homelessness body Shelter WA congratulates the Minister for Housing and the McGowan Government on new social housing investment to deliver desperately needed homes across WA.  

Meeting Social Housing Need a Tipping Point for Federal Intervention

States fail to meet the required level of provision in the face of existing and future demand for social housing.

Company homes ease affordable rental shortage

In partnership with Rio Tinto and Woodside the City of Karratha worked to understand what housing and accommodation was vacant.

Bring it home in the Budget

Figures released last month showed that at least 56 people died while homeless in Perth in 2020.

Polling finds overwhelming support for a budget boost to end homelessness

Findings from the polling, released to coincide with Homelessness Week 2021, show that housing, rental affordability and homelessness are in the top three issues that the community would like to see the state government focus on.

Housing Solutions Summit

Since the ending of the rental moratorium in March this year Shelter WA, in partnership with our members and key partners, continues to take the pulse of the number of people seeking housing assistance across the community sector. The first update was given at the Rental Roundtable held a month on from the ending of […]

WA’s inaugural State Infrastructure Strategy draft released for comment

Shelter WA welcomes the inclusion of social and affordable housing as a designated sector in the strategy, and the recognition of social and affordable housing as vital social and economic infrastructure.

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.

Planning Reform Phase 2

The planning system plays a critical role in facilitating social and affordable housing and diverse and inclusive communities.

Life after Lockdown

This report analyses data and presents findings drawn from Anglicare’s own services, focusing on areas arising from COVID-19.