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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 Shelter WA also sends out a fortnightly electronic newsletter available to everyone through the 'sign up' button at the bottom of this page.

WAPC Draft Position Statement Released

Shelter WA welcomes the WA Planning Commission (WAPC) draft Position Statement for housing on lots less than 100 square metres.

The Commission said the statement is a response to the growing interest and demand for more medium density housing options.

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Local Government and Homelessness

Shelter WA Chief Executive Officer Michelle Mackenzie will speak next month at a local government forum about ending homelessness.

The Spotlight on Homelessness Forum, on April 6, will explore current State directions to help local governments determine their  meaningful contribution towards ending homelessness.
Shelter WA has worked with the WA Local Government Association, Local Government Professionals and representatives from Local Governments and the community sector to explore the role of local government in ending homelessness.

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National Campaign for Affordable Housing Launched 

The Every Body’s Home Campaign – a National Plan for Affordable Housing - was this week launched in Canberra.

The campaign was first introduced to the Australian Housing and Homelessness sector at the National Housing Conference on Thursday, 30 November 2017. Its supporters comprise a coalition of housing and homelessness peaks and providers.They have developed a research-based campaign to broaden the public debate around housing and homelessness. On Tuesday, March 20, Kate Colvin, from the Council to Homeless Persons, and the Everybody’s Home Campaign spokesperson addressed the National Press Club, in Canberra. This is what Ms Colvin said during her Press Club speech:

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