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SHELTER WA STATEMENT: COVID-19. 20 March 2020

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.

Housing Authority Restructure

Shelter WA has written to the Premier and met with staff at the Departments of Communities and Premier and Cabinet to better understand the impact of the proposed changes.

Home Hub Launch

Home Hub, Australia’s first social and affordable housing advertising service has launched in Perth.

MP Visit

The Hon Julie Collins MP, Shadow Minister for Ageing and Seniors and Shadow Minister for Women met with Shelter WA staff to discuss housing issues facing older Australians and women in Western Australia.

ACOSS – GDP figures confirm economic case for urgent increase to Newstart and investment in social housing

The GDP figures released today further the strong case for increasing Newstart and investing in social housing in order to stimulate the economy, while acting on poverty and homelessness.“The Government can effectively work to boost the flagging economy by acting on poverty and homelessness,” ACOSS Director of Policy Jacqueline Phillips said.“An increase to Newstart would […]

AIHW – People in short-term or emergency accommodation: a profile of Specialist Homelessness Services clients

In 2018 most tenants in social housing were satisfied with services from their housing provider. Nearly all tenants cited feeling more settled and being able to manage their rent better as benefits of living in social housing. Australia-wide, satisfaction is high (3 in 4 tenants are satisfied), but there are differences between housing programs and […]

AHURI – The business case for social housing as infrastructure

This research investigated various business case frameworks for funding social housing as infrastructure, including using cost-benefit analysis (CBA) and other alternatives, in order to develop stronger analytical methodologies. Learn more here

UNSW: Estimating need and costs of social and affordable housing delivery

The project was commissioned by Community Housing Industry Association NSW (CHIA NSW) and Homelessness NSW, and aimed to estimate the costs of delivering new supply of social and affordable housing based on needs estimates developed in AHURI research for social housing, and extended in this project to estimate needs for affordable housing. This research focused […]