With 17,000 households (around 34,000 people) on the housing wait list and over 1,000 people sleeping rough every night, the WA Government’s plans to create just 260 new social houses a year is not enough to meet this demand.
MORE HOUSING NEEDED TO DELIVER STATE STRATEGIES
The WA Housing Strategy 2020-2030 sets the framework for increasing social and affordable housing supply. The Strategy’s target of 260 additional social homes per year over the next ten years will not meet current and future demand.
Over the last three years social housing has decreased by 1,155 properties. Recent government investment will deliver an additional 870 social homes. Recent responses to people living rough has resulted in rapid accommodation and support for around 100 people.
This shows what can be done with bold leadership and resolve.