In 2018, the Western Australian Alliance to End Homelessness (WAAEH) released a 10-year strategy to end homelessness through a community-based response. The Western Australian Strategy to End Homelessness was developed by a group of organisations that came together with the goal of ending homelessness.
This Ending Homelessness in Western Australia 2021 report builds on CSI UWA’s previous work by presenting an analysis of homelessness in Western Australia, using the Advance to Zero database, presenting the first comprehensive analysis of Western Australia’s Advance to Zero data from 2012 onwards, undertaking an analysis of Western Australia’s homelessness policy and service context, and detailing the important initiatives that are on the ground now to end homelessness in Western Australia.
There is a long way to go before we achieve our targets and the overall goal of ending homelessness. It will take some time before the current range of measures may impact on homelessness outcomes.
There is a critical need for a more proactive response from the Australian Government, for increased supply of low-cost housing targeted at vulnerable households both in the social housing sector and the private rental market.