Welcome to the WA Housing Hub!
The WA Housing Hub is an innovative online engagement platform designed to foster information sharing, generate discussion and promote collaboration and partnerships throughout the housing community. It also includes an online directory of housing and homelessness services and supports across WA to assist housing consumers and housing practitioners.
Rentals unaffordable for those on low/fixed incomes: Anglicare’s Rental Affordability Snapshot reveals
Anglicare's 2017 Rental Affordability Snapshot (RAS) has found that of 12,437 rental properties on the market, during April, only a handful were accessible to people on pensions, allowances or a minimum wage.
Anglicare WA chief executive Ian Carter said that the greater availability of stock, in WA’s private rental market over the last year, doesn’t mean it’s suitable or affordable to just anyone and the demand on social housing is as strong as ever.
He said that the soft housing market in WA had made renting easier for couples on minimum wage with young children, but for people on government support it was still very tough or impossible.
The financing, delivery and effectiveness of programs to reduce homelessness
This research examined the funding sources of homeless services through administering a survey to Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS) and other (non-specialist) services which deliver homelessness services (non-SHS). While the survey highlighted that funding is predominantly from government sources, there is growing interest in the diversification of funding sources to meet service demand, enable service innovation and attain agency sustainability. Flexibility and discretion of funding utilisation is favoured by agencies to meet service objectives.