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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.

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?

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.

State Recovery Advisory Group

Shelter WA attended the State Recovery Advisory Group meeting which refreshed collective understanding of the impacts of COVID-19 and how these will continue to evolve into 2021.

Social Housing needed to end Homelessness in WA

Skyrocketing rents, a tightening of the rental market and widespread job losses has increased the urgent need for more social housing in Western Australia.

Homelessness expected to rise in Western Australia

This Homelessness Week, Shelter WA CEO Michelle Mackenzie warns that Western Australia needs to be prepared for a second wave of homelessness due to the impact of COVID

Community Sector Partnership Team – Taskforce on Homelessness Update

A draft evaluation of the trial initiative was shared amongst the Taskforce. It was discussed how learnings from this and other COVID responses can be used for future crisis responses, in step with the Government’s Emergency Accommodation Plan.

JobKeeper Changes

Not-for-profit entities (including charities) that meet the turnover tests are eligible to enrol for the JobKeeper payment.

MEDIA RELEASE: Rental eviction moratorium will help flatten the curve

Shelter WA welcomes the announcement from the McGowan Government that they are exploring hotel rooms to accommodate people experiencing homelessness.