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Building Tenancy Skills

We will work alongside people with disability and relevant advocacy, financial counselling, disability, consumer protection, community legal, housing and housing support providers to develop skills and resources to help prevent evictions and reduce the risk of homelessness for people with disability

Polling finds overwhelming support for a budget boost to end homelessness

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.

Government owned land and buildings

Peak housing and homelessness body Shelter WA has identified thirty government owned land and buildings for sale that could be used towards helping solve the affordable housing shortage.

The impact of rental moratorium lifting

The number of people seeking assistance and advice on significant debt they now find themselves in, as a result of the rent increases seen since the moratorium lifting, is of immense concern.

Eviction Emergency – Emergency Budget needed

146 tenancy hearings in three days, thousands of families facing homelessness as winter approaches an Emergency Budget is needed.

CEO’s call for emergency response to housing crisis in Open Letter to Premier

CEOs from organisations providing emergency relief funding, support to renters in the private rental market, and peak bodies have established a Housing Emergency Response group to identify and drive immediate solutions in partnership with government to mitigate the impact and harm of the housing crisis.

Data shows impact on people and services in the lead up to rental moratorium lifting

A targeted sample of service providers who deliver frontline services to people who have been or are facing eviction, or had their rent significantly increase as a result of the moratorium lifting, has been undertaken.

Rental Roundtable

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.

RAI | Rental as anything: Pensioner Pain

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.

Relief Package to Support Tenants, Landlords

The McGowan Government has announced a new package to support tenants, landlords and the construction industry in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tenancy and COVID-19

Our Shelter WA Consultant, Advocacy and Policy Lisa Kazalac chatted with 6PR Overnights Host Tony Serve in a wide-ranging interview as the Residential Tenancies (COVID-19 Response) Bill is introduced into Parliament.

Housing Industry Forecasting Group

It is expected there will be a slow increase in the number of dwelling commencements over 2020-21 and 2021-22.