Tag Archive for: Housing First

Zero Project: A Housing First response to ending homelessness in Perth

In October 2020, 50 Lives transitioned into the Zero Project, which is based on the Advance to Zero methodology.

Moorditj Mia (Strong Home)

The service is being delivered consistently with Housing First, and finding housing is the highest priority element of the caseworker; however, housing remains scarce in the midst of WA’s rental crisis.

Andrew Russell Veteran’s Living Program

A two part ‘Housing First’ program which provides transitional housing and connection to professional support services followed by appropriate and affordable permanent housing.

Ending homelessness in Australia: An evidence and policy deep dive

Homelessness is a complex problem. If we are to end it, we need to understand and engage all levers available to us.

Noongar Housing First Principles

The research was conducted by Sandra Harben at Noongar Mia Mia and were endorsed by the Telethon Kids Institute Ngullar Coorlungar Elder co-researchers.

National parliamentary homelessness inquiry report released

Shelter WA welcomes many of the recommendations around increasing investment into data collection and reporting.

Bring it home in the Budget

Figures released last month showed that at least 56 people died while homeless in Perth in 2020.

The state of social housing in Western Australia

The project released two significant pieces of work for the sector, a Lived Experience Engagement Framework, and a Lived Experience Co-Design Toolkit. Both were launched during Homelessness Week 2021.

Leaving rehab: enhancing transitions into stable housing

This research presents policy and practice recommendations to enhance the coordination of housing, health and social care supports for individuals leaving residential treatment for mental health or substance use problems.

Council Talks

Shelter’s CEO Michelle Mackenzie presented Mayor Zempilas with his pledge signed at last year’s Lord Mayoral Forum highlighting the five core strategic areas to end homelessness which formed the focus of discussions with the two peak bodies.

Stretched services bracing for impact with the ending of the rental moratorium

Shelter WA congratulates Minister John Carey MLA on his appointment, and we look forward to working closely with him.

New Ministry, welcome John Carey MLA as Minister for Housing

Shelter WA congratulates Minister John Carey MLA on his appointment, and we look forward to working closely with him.

We all need a home to stay home

The government’s response, in partnership with the community sector, to provide rapid accommodation and service support for people who were sleeping in local parks prior to lock-down shows with the will and additional resources we can act quickly to get people off the streets.

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.

$57.5M commitment to address Homelessness Crisis

Confirming the pain felt by many people in the private rental market, the latest release of the Rental Affordability Index (RAI) reveals that rents across Western Australia remain unaffordable for many West Australians, in particular for people on low incomes.