Tag Archive for: Housing

Australia’s COVID-19 pandemic housing policy responses

It considered literature and policy from Australia and a small number of international comparator policies; conducted online surveys of landlords and of economists; and consulted key stake holders.

Housing dropped from Infrastructure Australia priority list

In recent years Infrastructure Australia has broadened its focus to social infrastructure, including social and affordable housing.

Keeping kids safe and well: your voices

Children and young people are experts in their own lives, and their insights are critical for understanding how we can better support their safety and wellbeing.

Behind the Line: Poverty and disadvantage in Australia 2022

The report contains the section ‘The Role of Housing Costs in Driving Poverty’ which focuses on how financially vulnerable people are forced to make spending decisions on really tight margins with little or no discretionary income.

Youth Long-term Housing and Support Program

At a state and national level, there is ongoing recognition that young people are a particularly vulnerable cohort that require dedicated, age-appropriate services to support their mental health and potentially cooccurring alcohol and other drug needs.

ROGS Housing and Homelessness services analysis

Public housing dwelling conditions have continued to deteriorate across the state, with only 78.2 per cent of public dwellings meeting minimum acceptable standards.

Dropping off the Edge 2021

The report includes focus groups and interviews in eight communities in six different states and territories, including one in WA (Narrogin).

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.

Housing and Assets Division

The new Housing and Assets Division will bring together the functions of the existing Assets Division and the Housing Policy functions from other divisions.

Housing Key Workers

The report finds that key workers are more likely than the labour force generally to reside in outer suburbs and satellite cities and to commute more than 30kms to work.

Trajectories, a collaborative research project from Mind Australia and AHURI

Trajectories, a collaborative research project between Mind Australia and the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute found that housing insecurity is associated with poor mental health and increased suicide risk.

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.

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.

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.