The Recovery Book: What Australian governments should do now

Policy think tank the Grattan Institute have released a report, The Recovery Book: What Australian governments should do now, detailing the next steps in responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

Building bonus package to provide much needed social housing

Shelter WA welcomes today’s investment of $319M into social housing to build Western Australia’s economic and social recovery. This is a win-win, providing much needed jobs, housing and delivering enduring value for the people of Western Australia.

MEDIA RELEASE: SHARP investment in Social Housing will create one thousand jobs

New modelling released today by National Shelter in partnership with the Community Housing Industry Association demonstrates how investment in a four-year social housing program will complement the McGowan housing investment package.

Economic Impacts of Social Housing Investment

The Social Housing Acceleration and Renovation Program (SHARP) aims to build 30,000 social housing units over a four-year period, plus accelerate the maintenance and renovation ofexisting social housing stock.

Social and Economic Impact of COVID-19

The Department of Communities is monitoring the social and economic impacts of COVID-19 on the WA community.

Investment in social housing will create jobs and improve social outcomes

National housing and homelessness leaders have called for an immediate employment-boosting investment to expand Australia’s social housing by 30,000 homes as the country experiences a wave of job losses due to COVID-19.

Stop Residential Evictions

Sign the Tenancy WA Inc petition to stop residential evictions and protect renters from COVID-19 in WA.


Many people, already doing it tough with insecure or no housing, are being hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, along with the homelessness and housing services that support them.

Shelter WA State Budget Submission

Our submission was developed and informed by wide-ranging stakeholder input from across the state and puts forward a critical pathway of reform to ensure everyone has a place to call home.

Social Housing Income Eligibility

First increase to income eligibility limits for social housing since 2006.

Social Housing Exit Points

New research from AHURI provides a national evidence-base on pathways into, within, and out of social housing tenancies.

Shelter WA in Canberra

Shelter WA went to advocate for increased investment in social and affordable housing and homelessness services, with a particular focus on the Aboriginal community housing sector.

Infrastructure Priority List 2020

A guide to the priority infrastructure investments they believe Australia needs to secure a sustainable and prosperous future.

Impact Investment Fund

The first of several information sessions about the WA Impact Fund has been held.

Social Housing Pathways

Study shows that the private rental market in Australia is unaffordable and inaccessible for low-income households.

Report on Government Services

Annual Report provides information on the equity, effectiveness and efficiency of government services.