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Community Dinners

A free relationship building community event on Thursday, July 1 at the George Burnett Leisure Centre Seminar Room on Manning Road, Karawara.

Public Comment Open: City of Bayswater Homelessness Strategy

The development of the Implementation Plan has been overseen by the City’s Local Homelessness Advisory Committee.

WA Diversity Sundowner

Take a look more closely at how we house all Australians and the initiatives being driven by the private sector to achieve this goal.

The study of the health needs of older women experiencing homelessness

The combined view is that secure and long-term housing and ongoing support is fundamental to addressing the health needs of older homeless women.

Federal Homelessness Funding must not be reduced

Homelessness Australia in partnership with National Shelter and other peaks is undertaking advocacy at a national level for retention of this payment through the Don’t Close the Door/ERO cuts to homelessness services campaign.

Shelter WA congratulates newly elected Labor Government

Peak housing and homelessness body Shelter WA welcomes the opportunity to work with the newly elected Labor government on housing and homelessness issues over its next term of government.

Talking to women about homelessness, Tasmania 2020

The health experiences of women experiencing homelessness are different to the experiences of people who live in a safe, secure home.

Royal Commission

The Royal Commission found many people who come from diverse backgrounds and have had varied life experiences have problems accessing aged care services including people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Residential Relief Grants Scheme Changes

The WA government has announced that the $22M of unspent funds remaining in Residential Relief Grants Scheme will be re-purposed to provide landlords with direct one-off payments equivalent to 75 per cent of the accrued rent arrears incurred during the emergency period, up to a maximum of $4,000.

Election Scorecard – Why was housing missed on the hustings?

The election scorecard has been released the day after Housing Minister Peter Tinley AM MLA denied Western Australia is experiencing a housing crisis.

New report finds housing stress in WA’s regions at unprecedented levels

Peak housing and homelessness body Shelter WA has released new data finding homelessness, and rental stress in WA’s regions at record levels.

We’re invisible, silent and usually well behaved – Happy International Women’s Day

Liz Lennon on why many of her tribe spend up to 65 per cent of their weekly low-income on private rental and are terrified of being evicted or rent hikes.

We know how to handle a crisis so let’s fix homelessness

With the end of the looming moratorium we need a commitment from government to support people to stay in their homes.

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.