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.
Shelter WA congratulates the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River for their proactive approach to addressing rental affordability issues.
Shelter WA, in partnership with the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia, hosted an Emergency Roundtable to discuss the impact of the ending of the moratorium on people in the private rental market.
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.
The Rental Affordability Snapshot is designed to highlight the lived experience of looking for housing while on a low income.
There is little high quality nationally representative data on the level of housing stress being experienced during the COVID-19 period or on the extent to which Australians have been able to reduce their mortgage and rent payment in light of government policies enabling this.
Anglicare WA conducts the Rental Affordability Snapshot each year to develop a better understanding of how our rental market is changing and the implications for Western Australians living on low incomes.
Thousands of low-income West Australians will continue to face housing insecurity and homelessness in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis if the WA Government does not urgently invest in social and affordable housing.
Rents remain unaffordable for lower income households, the latest release of the Rental Affordability Index (RAI) reveals.