More than one third of national renters (38 per cent) reported the COVID pandemic impacted their tenancy, despite the protections put in place during COVID by the WA Government.
This report shines a light on the experiences of private rental tenants, landlords and property managers across Australia to create a picture of how tenancies end in the private rental market and what changes are needed to make renting fairer.
The impacts of COVID-19 across the rental sector are, in many respects, still emerging, and this presents a real challenge for policymakers in developing targeted and effective assistance.
The Bill Buddy app is designed to assist people to reduce the costs and environmental impacts of their energy consumption.
Policies shaping social housing pathways have evolved in response to high demand and decreased supply, with a tighter targeting of eligibility and a rationing of housing to those of ‘highest need’.
The McGowan Government has announced a new package to support tenants, landlords and the construction industry in the COVID-19 pandemic.
The WA Parliament has passed the Residential Tenancies (COVID-19 Response) Bill 2020. This means that there will now be a moratorium on tenancy evictions for the emergency period.
Shelter WA welcomes the announcement from the McGowan Government that they are exploring hotel rooms to accommodate people experiencing homelessness.
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.
Sign the Tenancy WA Inc petition to stop residential evictions and protect renters from COVID-19 in WA.
Community housing providers are experiencing first-hand how nervous some tenants are feeling, with some choosing not to pay rent.
An update from the Community Sector Partnership Team at the Department of Communities in relation to important temporary changes to housing policies.
Shelter WA held a workshop for community housing providers and tenants who are members to discuss the critical review of the Residential Tenancies Act 1987.
Study shows that the private rental market in Australia is unaffordable and inaccessible for low-income households.
The Tenants’ Union of NSW with Marrickville Legal Centre has released the findings of a new report exploring the impacts of no grounds evictions. This research adds pressure to the incoming NSW government to act on reform quickly in the next Parliament. The Tenants’ Union is calling on all aspiring government parties to attend Sydney […]
Occupancy patterns at Unison Housing between 2014 and 2016. Social housing provides safe, secure, long-term accommodation for some of the most disadvantaged households in the community. Social housing organisations in Australia must deal with expectations to house people with complex needs, build more cohesive communities and, at the same time remain financially viable. Their work […]