Findings from the polling, released to coincide with Homelessness Week 2021, show that housing, rental affordability and homelessness are in the top three issues that the community would like to see the state government focus on.
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Peak housing and homelessness body Shelter WA has released new data finding homelessness, and rental stress in WA’s regions at record levels.
Commitment needed to spot purchasing at least 2,000 homes for rent over the next four years.
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.
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.
The survey shows more than 1 in 10 Western Australians (12%) placed homelessness as the #1 issue they would like to see the State Government take more action on.