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.
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.
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.
Shelter WA responds to Perth’s median rent rise and the impact it will add to the housing system.
Shelter WA is pleased to see that the State Government has responded positively to the recommendations of the inquiry into short-stay accommodation.
This year’s index reveals that rents still remain extremely unaffordable for very low- and low-income households in Western Australia.
It’s like a dating website but for home ownership. It’s the first housing platform in Australia which looks at co-ownership between strangers. By jumping on the sharing culture Mortgage Mates is working in the same framework as Uber and Airbnb by turning strangers, into mates. It has not been seen before and interest is high… […]