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.

Rents remain unaffordable for low income households in Perth

Rents remain unaffordable for people on low incomes in Perth, despite a continued record improving trend in affordability, according to the May Rental Affordability Index (RAI).

Shelter WA, together with National Shelter, are also calling for change. The data demonstrates the need for national leadership and a national housing strategy. We need to bring the threads of tax reform, incentives to encourage greater investment by institutional finance and states, planning reforms and urban and regional development together to tackle this problem.

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Bill to empower FDV victims introduced

Legislation, intended to provide better outcomes for victims of family and domestic violence, who are renting, was introduced to Parliament this week.

This legislation, if passed, will empower victims and gives the court, landlords and property managers tools to play a part in stopping domestic and family violence.

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Disruptive Behaviour Management Unit Review

Shelter WA will work closely with Tenancy WA, our members and other agencies to develop a collective response to the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) review into the Disruptive Behaviour Management Unit within the Department of Communities.

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