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Australian Homelessness Monitor

The Australian Homelessness Monitor 2020 (AHM 2020) analyses changes in the scale and nature of homelessnessin Australia, as well as its social and economic drivers.

Wave of Homelessness

This letter appeared in The West Australian on Thursday, 5 November. It is written by Michelle Mackenzie, the CEO of Shelter WA.

Aged Care Services

The Commonwealth Department of Health has invited Shelter WA to participate in a review of aged care services for older people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Policy in the Pub: Housing and the Western Australian Economy

Join Cath Hart, Executive Director of HIA WA, to discuss the role of housing in economic recovery, the impacts of policy changes and the outlook for the Western Australian housing sector and economy.

Jobs Availability Snapshot 2020

This year has been particularly devastating for the jobs market. The COVID-19 pandemic and the economic shutdowns required to manage community transmission have resulted in a steep rise in unemployment and underemployment.

Inquiry into homelessness in Australia

The interim report presents the evidence received from the 196 submissions and a number of supplementary submissions, on COVID-19 and homelessness in Australia.

Renting in the time of COVID-19: understanding the impacts

The impacts of COVID-19 across the rental sector are, in many respects, still emerging, and this presents a real challenge for policymakers in developing targeted and effective assistance.

Budget: High-Level Overview

Shelter WA has put together this High-Level overview of some of the housing and homelessness provisions in the WA 2020-21 Budget Papers.

Budget: Investment in social housing and homelessness a positive start to recovery

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.

Social Housing is the Missing Infrastructure

The government has not heeded calls from industry, community, unions and a choir of leading economists to build homes for people unable to access ownership or high market rents.

Doubling up to support local charities

Dubbed Double Donation Day, the idea is the brainchild of the Beyond Bank Australia Foundation, the charitable arm of the Bank, which works closely with not-for-profit organisations around the nation to ensure that they have the support they need to grow and prosper.

National Affordable Housing Alliance

The Alliance recognises the growing calls for a social housing stimulus, reflecting the importance of this issue for the whole community.

Low emissions funding announced, but what’s for homes?

This announcement highlights another missed opportunity by the Federal Government to provide economic stimulus and drive job creation through an energy efficiency upgrading of social housing and community organisations nation-wide.

A solution to Perth’s homeless crisis is within reach

We urge all candidates to take time to look at the evidence of what works, and the positive initiatives in Perth that are providing permanent homes and support for people who have experienced homelessness.

Being homeless is not unlawful

We urge all candidates to take time to look at the evidence of what works, and the positive initiatives in Perth that are providing permanent homes and support for people who have experienced homelessness.

Moratorium critical to keeping people in their homes

With more people facing housing stress as a result of the pandemic, it was the best way to manage a very difficult situation.