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Spot purchasing urged as solution to “homelessness tsunami” expected when eviction moratorium lifts

Commitment needed to spot purchasing at least 2,000 homes for rent over the next four years.

Labor plans increase in WA jobs – missed opportunity to drive economic and social growth

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.

Liberal Party’s Social Housing commitment is smart, strategic and reflects community expectations

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.

Homelessness and housing affordability is a key issue for West Australians this election: polling shows

The survey shows more than 1 in 10 Western Australians (12%) placed homelessness as the #1 issue they would like to see the State Government take more action on.

COVID-19 Rental Housing and Homelessness Policy Impacts

This report shows the gains made on reducing homelessness during the pandemic are slipping away and less than a third of those assisted with temporary hotel accommodation during the crisis were later transitioned into longer-term affordable housing.

Stop cuts to homelessness services

The Federal Government is due to cut $56.7 million per year from Australian specialist homelessness services. This will have a huge impact on the sector’s ability to provide vital support for Australian communities.

Housing First Opportunity

Homelessness Australia is seeking expressions of interest from experienced Housing First practitioners to undertake a train the trainer program led by our Australian internationally trained Housing First practice leaders.

Joint Statement from Community Services Sector – Fremantle Tent City

The following statement calling for an end to the Fremantle ‘tent city’ is expressed jointly by St Patrick’s Community Support Centre; Uniting WA; Wungening Aboriginal Corporation and Ruah Community Services.

New report shows community supports action to end homelessness

A newly released survey Research Report on Community Views on Homelessness Perth, Western Australia  commissioned by The WA Alliance to End Homelessness in partnership with Shelter WA show people have increasing levels of compassion for those experiencing homelessness and want more action to address the issue.

Community views on homelessness

A newly released survey Research Report on Community Views on Homelessness Perth, Western Australia  commissioned by The WA Alliance to End Homelessness in partnership with Shelter WA show people have increasing levels of compassion for those experiencing homelessness and want more action to address the issue.

Being homeless is no picnic

Being homeless is no picnic

Housing and Homelessness Centre of Excellence

Housing and Homelessness Centre of Excellence

We need housing first to house the homeless – tents are not the answer

We need housing first to house the homeless – tents are not the answer

How can we continue to turn a blind eye, when the homeless are hidden no more?

Why are First Nations people forced to beg for something as fundamental as a home, on their own country, so they can keep their families safe?

Housing is a social vaccine

Why are First Nations people forced to beg for something as fundamental as a home, on their own country, so they can keep their families safe?

Second Common Ground – A Step Forward

Shelter WA congratulates the McGowan government for their commitment to help people break the cycle of homelessness, but more needs to be done to end the homelessness crisis in Western Australia.