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.
Regional visit to Geraldton
Two Shelter WA staff members last week visited Geraldton to consult with local people and stakeholders about affordable housing and homelessness in Geraldton, as well as the local work being undertaken to address it.
During a busy two days of meetings, Michelle Mackenzie and Stephen Hall met State and local government representatives and community sector members, including community housing providers and homelessness support services.
Security in Retirement: The impact of housing and key critical life events
Swinburne University of Technology
This research examines the wealth holdings of men and women at midlife (40–64 years old) and those who have recently retired, and the impact of some key life events in shaping that wealth. Approaching retirement and retirement itself can be a stressful and insecure time if the resources are not available for achieving a modest lifestyle in retirement. This study evaluates the degree to which households are financially ready for retirement and in particular the impacts of partnering and divorce/separation on this readiness. Such critical events may have major effects on the ability to obtain and remain in home ownership and hence maintain a modest lifestyle and avoid housing problems.