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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.

Housing and Homelessness Centre of Excellence

Housing and Homelessness Centre of Excellence

National Housing and Homelessness Agreement

The Community Affairs Legislation Committee estimate hearings heard from Senator the Hon Anne Ruston, Social Services Minister on homelessness and affordable housing.

Victoria’s $5.3 billion Big Housing Build

$5.3 billion to construct more than 12,000 new homes throughout metro and regional Victoria over the next four years.

Lived Experience Engagement Framework

Seeking feedback on aspects of the ‘Lived Experience Engagement Framework’ prototype.

Housing Industry Forecasting Group

The latest forecasting from the Housing Industry Forecasting Group has been announced, with an expected 14,500 dwellings commencements in 2019 – 2020.

The uneven distribution of housing supply

This AHURI report explains the variations in local rates of housing production between 2006 and 2016 by examining the quantity, composition and distribution of new housing supply across Australia.

Elders’ Meeting

Facilitating the conversation between the Elders and the Minister was Shelter WA Board Member and Chair of Noongar Mia Mia Mr Gordon Cole who reflected on the solutions needed to increase housing supply and end homelessness for Aboriginal people.

Regional Recovery Plans

The McGowan Labor Government have announced recovery plans for a number of regional areas of Western Australia including the Kimberly, Gascoyne, Wheatbelt, Goldfields-Esperance, and Great Southern.

Shelter WA in Geraldton

Shelter WA is designing a regional engagement structure to ensure we can keep the voice of Regional WA front and centre in housing and homelessness advocacy.

Housing Assistance in Australia 2020

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has published a new report on housing assistance in Australia.

Housing Consultation Summary

The Department of Health has reviewed the State health legislation related to housing.

Access to PPE

We are acutely aware that access to PPE is a critical issue for the housing and homelessness sector and we are continuing our advocacy for access in partnership with other peaks.