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 You can also view our sources of Research Data here.

Exploring drug treatment and homelessness in Australia: 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2014

There is much research to suggest a considerable overlap between people experiencing precarious housing, and those experiencing drug and alcohol misuse: many present both to alcohol and other drug treatment services (AODTS) with a variety of drug use issues, and to specialist homelessness services (SHS) either at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness. In an effort to better understand clients of both services, data from the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Dataset (AODTS NMDS) and from the Specialist Homelessness Services Collection (SHSC) were linked for the period 2011–12 to 2013–14, allowing the identification of a 'matched client group' of around 40,000 clients—representing a significant proportion of AODTS (21%) and SHS (8%) clients.

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What are the health, social and economic benefits of providing public housing and support to formerly homeless people?

Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute at The University of Western Australia

Recently released research from AHURI found that In the year following entry to a public housing tenancy, the proportion of previously homeless individuals accessing health services fell significantly as compared with the year prior to entry among participants who entered with the assistance of an NPAH program and those entering via a priority housing (homelessness) pathway.

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