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.

The Shelter WA affordable housing 'clearinghouse' is where you will find the latest research and key affordable housing data for the social and affordable housing, and homelessness sectors.

This page also includes social and affordable housing case studies, which demonstrate how successful developments within Australia and across the globe were able to be delivered. It is envisaged that these examples can be drawn upon to encourage the continual development of social and affordable housing within Western Australia.

We are always adding new material, so if you do not see the topic you are interested in below; send us an email to info@wahousinghub.org.au. You can also view our sources of Research Data here.

The financing, delivery and effectiveness of programs to reduce homelessness

This research examined the funding sources of homeless services through administering a survey to Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS) and other (non-specialist) services which deliver homelessness services (non-SHS). While the survey highlighted that funding is predominantly from government sources, there is growing interest in the diversification of funding sources to meet service demand, enable service innovation and attain agency sustainability. Flexibility and discretion of funding utilisation is favoured by agencies to meet service objectives.

Read more

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.

Read more