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FAQ’s – For Homelessness Services with Shared or Congregate Living Settings

This document, the first in a series of planned FAQs, focuses on advice for homelessness services with shared or congregate living settings.

Community Sector Partnership Team – State Emergency Welfare Plan

The State Emergency Coordinator, Police Commissioner Chris Dawson, has activated the State Emergency Welfare Plan.

Community Sector Partnership Team – Mental Health Initiatives

An update from the Community Sector Partnership Team at the Department of Communities in relation to mental health initiatives.

Community Sector Partnership Team – Housing Information

An update from the Community Sector Partnership Team at the Department of Communities in relation to important temporary changes to housing policies.

Covid-19: An Energy Efficiency Crisis

Concerns raised about the impact of turning off taps in parks and reserves.

QLD Government Rental Grant

The Queensland Treasurer has announced a new grant to assist renters pay their rent if all else fails and they have exhausted all other options.

Taskforce on Homelessness

This rapid response taskforce includes Department of Communities staff and homelessness services representatives to provide a collaborative response. A number of working groups sit under this taskforce.

Homes for Good

The Home Hub has released its new initiative Homes for Good, a whole-of-community response to the housing crisis in Western Australia.

Inquiry Suspension

In response to the COVID-19 situation, the Committee has decided to suspend the Inquiry into Homelessness in Australia.

Community Sector Partnership Team – Border Restrictions

An update from the Community Sector Partnership Team at the Department of Communities in relation to border controls and some Community Service Sector exemptions.

MEDIA RELEASE: Hotel doors opened to those who have no place to call home

Shelter WA welcomes the announcement from the McGowan Government that they are exploring hotel rooms to accommodate people experiencing homelessness.

SHELTER WA STATEMENT: COVID-19. 20 March 2020

Many people, already doing it tough with insecure or no housing, are being hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, along with the homelessness and housing services that support them.

MEDIA RELEASE: COVID-19 – Targeted Response to Homelessness Needed Now!

Many people, already doing it tough with insecure or no housing, are being hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, along with the homelessness and housing services that support them.

C-19 Response Team on Homelessness

A COVID-19 lead group has been established by the homelessness services sector.