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Community Housing Roundtable

The Minister signalled his intent to leverage Community Housing Providers opportunities to drive new supply referencing the social housing investment fund and opportunities to access government land.

Towards an Australian social housing best practice asset management framework

The research finds that social housing asset management is in need of reform.

Delivering More Affordable Housing: An Innovative Solution

Financial modelling shows how different combinations of federal, state and private sector support – and tenure mix and geographic location – can narrow the funding gap for community housing.

Homes for Homes

Homes for Homes are on track to generate more than $1 billion for social and affordable housing projects over the next 30 years.

Inquiry into housing affordability and supply in Australia

Shelter WA’s input focussed on parts of the housing system where affordability issues are most acute and supply is most severely constrained.

Establishing a National Framework for Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning

Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning will increase the supply of social and affordable housing for the rising number of Australians experiencing rental stress and housing scarcity.

Budget Briefing

The funding boost will support two key strategies launched by the McGowan Government – the ‘WA Housing Strategy 2020-2030’ and ‘All Paths Lead to a Home: Western Australia’s 10-Year Strategy on Homelessness 2020-2030’.

Social Housing investment welcomed as a step in the right direction

Peak housing and homelessness body Shelter WA congratulates the Minister for Housing and the McGowan Government on new social housing investment to deliver desperately needed homes across WA.  

Meeting Social Housing Need a Tipping Point for Federal Intervention

States fail to meet the required level of provision in the face of existing and future demand for social housing.

Ministerial Breakfast

In his opening remarks the minister recognised the work and advocacy of the sector particularly during January 2020 when there were “doom predictions” in relation to the total effect of COVID-19 on Western Australia.

Exiting prison with complex support needs: the role of housing assistance

Post-release housing assistance is a potentially powerful lever in arresting the imprisonment–homelessness cycle.

Bring it home in the Budget

Figures released last month showed that at least 56 people died while homeless in Perth in 2020.

The state of social housing in Western Australia

The project released two significant pieces of work for the sector, a Lived Experience Engagement Framework, and a Lived Experience Co-Design Toolkit. Both were launched during Homelessness Week 2021.

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.

Housing Solutions Summit

Since the ending of the rental moratorium in March this year Shelter WA, in partnership with our members and key partners, continues to take the pulse of the number of people seeking housing assistance across the community sector. The first update was given at the Rental Roundtable held a month on from the ending of […]

WA’s inaugural State Infrastructure Strategy draft released for comment

Shelter WA welcomes the inclusion of social and affordable housing as a designated sector in the strategy, and the recognition of social and affordable housing as vital social and economic infrastructure.