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.

Funding for Remote Indigenous Housing Unclear

The war of words on the funding of remote housing between the Commonwealth and WA governments continued this week in the media and at a major meeting at Yule River in the Pilbara.  ‘The West’ reported that:

“Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion faced an at-times heated crowd at the Yule River bush meeting in the Pilbara yesterday, where funding for remote housing was a key talking point among traditional owners.”

To date, there is no indication that the governments are any closer to coming to an agreement on this important issue.

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WA End Homelessness Alliance - EOI

The Western Australian Alliance to End Homelessness is delighted to announce that it is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) for a core team to implement the WA Strategy to End Homelessness.

The Alliance will have positions available part time or full time on a contract basis across a range of pay grades, but at this stage we want to stay flexible and find out who is excited by this project. If you would like to get involved we would love to hear from you.

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Grants to shine a light on homelessness and improve Shelter WA's IT 

Shelter WA has received two Lotterywest grants, which will go towards shining a light on homelessness in Western Australia and upgrading our information technology.

Community Services Minister Simone McGurk presented the grants to Shelter WA Board Member Neil Guard and CEO Michelle Mackenzie, at a member forum.

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