Tag Archive for: Community Housing

Innovative partnerships to drive supply of social and affordable housing

This report highlights additional opportunities to build on this partnership enabling government funding to meet a greater proportion of unmet need.

Housing Assistance in Australia 2022

In 2020–21, around 790,000 Australians lived in social housing in over 440,000 dwellings across the country.


It is clear across jurisdictions both terms may continue to be used interchangeably however Shelter WA has made the decide to align with the CHIA National position and adopt the term ‘CHO’.

Housing, the hot topic in Port Hedland

Shelter WA received a COVID-19 grant from Lotterywest to develop a regional engagement framework across the nine regions.

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.

Housing Options Launch

This is a significant change to how clients have traditionally applied for housing products and services, but staff will assist clients with the transition to the new service model.

Delivering More Affordable Housing: An Innovative Solution

This paper focuses on harnessing the contributions from different stakeholders – federal and state governments, institutional investors and community housing providers (CHPs) – bringing together the most efficient financing mix to drive more housing supply.

Queenslanders have a place to call home

The largest concentrated investment in social housing in Queensland’s history.

Community housing leads the way in Victoria

The Victorian government is strongly supporting its community housing sector as a key delivery partner in the Big Housing Build.

SHERP implementation progresses

The Department advises that they have completed assessment of applications for the SHERP regional maintenance component and anticipates that letters will be distributed and grants awarded to successful applicants in late April/early May 2021.

WA Government housing and homelessness roles

The Department of Communities is a multi-function human services agency. It was established in 2017 as part of a major reform of the Western Australian public sector.

Affordable Housing Certificate

The Australian Taxation Office recently posted two new webpages relating to Capital Gains Tax for affordable housing with instructions to help Community Housing Providers complete the affordable housing certificate.

National Regulatory System for Community Housing

The NRSCH review report sets out the issues raised by stakeholders and reform options. Potential reforms were assessed against a range of measures to identify a sensible and actionable reform implementation pathway.

Developing CHP’s

Workshop participants called for renewed transfer of public housing to the community housing sector, in recognition of the sector’s capacity to create additional supply while providing high quality service delivery.

Regional Recovery Plans

The McGowan Labor Government have announced recovery plans for a number of regional areas of Western Australia including the Kimberly, Gascoyne, Wheatbelt, Goldfields-Esperance, and Great Southern.

Energising the Housing Sector

This was a roundtable discussion event on the options for scaling-up energy solutions in the WA Community Housing Sector.