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Victoria’s $5.3 billion Big Housing Build

$5.3 billion to construct more than 12,000 new homes throughout metro and regional Victoria over the next four years.

Australian Homelessness Monitor

The Australian Homelessness Monitor 2020 (AHM 2020) analyses changes in the scale and nature of homelessnessin Australia, as well as its social and economic drivers.

WA can and must do better in providing social housing

This letter appeared in The West Australian on Sunday, 8 November. It is written by Michelle Mackenzie, the CEO of Shelter WA.

Jobs Availability Snapshot 2020

This year has been particularly devastating for the jobs market. The COVID-19 pandemic and the economic shutdowns required to manage community transmission have resulted in a steep rise in unemployment and underemployment.

WA Housing Strategy 2020-2030

We are pleased that the strategy uses the levers available to government to create more diverse, climate appropriate housing choice within liveable, inclusive and connected communities.

Budget: High-Level Overview

Shelter WA has put together this High-Level overview of some of the housing and homelessness provisions in the WA 2020-21 Budget Papers.

Budget: Investment in social housing and homelessness a positive start to recovery

Shelter WA congratulates the McGowan Government on its fourth budget. Having a safe and secure home and building the homes so nobody is left behind is critical not only to keeping everybody safe but to drive economic and social recovery.

Social Housing is the Missing Infrastructure

The government has not heeded calls from industry, community, unions and a choir of leading economists to build homes for people unable to access ownership or high market rents.

A Safe Place – Mental Health Accommodation Strategy

The Mental Health Commission has developed this strategy: A Safe Place – A Western Australian strategy to provide safe and stable accommodation, and support to people experiencing mental health, alcohol and other drug issues 2020-2025 with input from a range of stakeholders.

Infrastructure Roadmap

This signals a significant and important shift acknowledging the social and economic challenges and opportunities facing Australians.

Experiences of Western Australians with disability finding a home

This report explores the barriers people with disability in Western Australia face when seeking a home.

Social Housing Framework Consultation

A consultative workshop for Community Housing Providers on creating a social housing framework has been announced.

Everybody’s Home – Heatmaps

Everybody’s Home and Homelessness Australia have had heatmaps produced that show by state and federal electorate how many people are homeless and how much social housing is needed.

Regional Recovery Plans

The McGowan Labor Government have announced recovery plans for a number of regional areas of Western Australia including the Kimberly, Gascoyne, Wheatbelt, Goldfields-Esperance, and Great Southern.

Housing Assistance in Australia 2020

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has published a new report on housing assistance in Australia.

Social Housing needed to end Homelessness in WA

Skyrocketing rents, a tightening of the rental market and widespread job losses has increased the urgent need for more social housing in Western Australia.