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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.

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.

UNLOCK HOUSING – To address the WA Housing Crisis

Unlock housing. Service providers are being swamped by people who are sleeping rough pleading for accommodation.

New report shows community supports action to end homelessness

A newly released survey Research Report on Community Views on Homelessness Perth, Western Australia  commissioned by The WA Alliance to End Homelessness in partnership with Shelter WA show people have increasing levels of compassion for those experiencing homelessness and want more action to address the issue.

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.

Medium Density Code

The McGowan Government has just released a draft Medium Density Code (amendments to Residential Design Codes Volume 1) for public comment. 

Homes for ‘Tent City’ occupants welcomed

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.

WA Housing Strategy 2020-2030

We are pleased that the strategy uses the levers available to government to create more diverse, climate appropriate housing choice within liveable, inclusive and connected communities.

Budget: High-Level Overview

Shelter WA has put together this High-Level overview of some of the housing and homelessness provisions in the WA 2020-21 Budget Papers.

Budget: Investment in social housing and homelessness a positive start to recovery

Shelter WA congratulates the McGowan Government on its fourth budget. Having a safe and secure home and building the homes so nobody is left behind is critical not only to keeping everybody safe but to drive economic and social recovery.