The WA Housing Hub is designed to be an interactive online platform to foster the sharing of information, generate discussion and promote collaboration across the housing community.

This section provides a summary of the latest news, events and policy updates relating to the WA affordable housing and homelessness sectors. If your organisation would like to share articles, reports, new housing and support service updates and information please contact us through info@wahousinghub.org.au. Shelter WA also sends out a fortnightly electronic newsletter available to everyone through the 'sign up' button at the bottom of this page.

WA's charity sector driver of economic activity : report reveals

WA needs to stop seeing our social services as a drain on the economy and the public purse, WACOSS CEO Louise Giolitto said.

“The annual revenue of the sector is around $12.7 billion, with $6.7 billion put into annual employee expenses. With the sector’s wages typically spent locally, they make a significant contribution to the WA economy," Ms Giolitto  said.

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Shelter WA's Housing & Homelessness Political Forum

The inability for Western Australians to access an affordable home should be in the forefront of the minds of this State’s politicians and political candidates.

Despite attempts to increase the overall supply of housing, through new land release and plans for greater density, many community members are finding an affordable home a difficulty. 

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Report finds many still in housing stress even with government support

A recent publication, produced by the Productivity Commission for the Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision, has several key findings that expose how many Western Australians are in housing stress.

For example, in 2016, about 42.9% of low income households in WA were in rental stress, spending more than 30% of income on housing.

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