Whilst it’s positive to see the acknowledgment of the regional pressures, this package does nothing to address the social and affordable housing issues across the metropolitan area, including the supply of affordable rental homes for key workers.
Shelter WA applauds the Liberal Party’s commitment to boost social housing by 4,600 homes over five years in partnership with the community housing sector.
A consultative workshop for Community Housing Providers on creating a social housing framework has been announced.
To support this opportunistic period for the community housing industry, Home Hub and Shelter WA are encouraging community housing providers to apply design-thinking methodologies as a means to pursue innovative ways to provide more housing to people in need.
The Department of Communities (Communities) is responsible for delivering three streams of the SHERP, the Social Housing Economic Recovery Package.
Join Trish Blake, Senior Policy Officer at the Consumer Protection, in the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety on the recent legislative changes to the Residential Tenancies Act arising from the moratorium on evictions during the emergency period of COVID-19.
The WA Parliament has passed the Residential Tenancies (COVID-19 Response) Bill 2020. This means that there will now be a moratorium on tenancy evictions for the emergency period.
Community housing providers are experiencing first-hand how nervous some tenants are feeling, with some choosing not to pay rent.
Shelter WA held a workshop for community housing providers and tenants who are members to discuss the critical review of the Residential Tenancies Act 1987.