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August 8, 2019

WA Government needs to maximise stimulus opportunities

Amid months of negative economic data, the latest interest rate cuts and the clear suggestion that there are more to come, confirms that Australian policy makers are now focused on battling emerging recessionary pressures. One of the key drivers of the slowdown is the end of the housing construction boom and falling house prices. Both […]

WA Government needs to maximise stimulus opportunities

April 11, 2019

Good policy ensures that everyone has a place to call home

This article originally appeared in The West Australian on 11 April 2019. What ought to be the purpose of housing policy in Australia and its citizens? What outcome exactly is it trying to achieve? Let’s start with the basics. Australia’s housing system is essentially a private market place of buyers and sellers. On the supply […]

Good policy ensures that everyone has a place to call home

November 27, 2018

Why we think it’s time to #raisetherate of Newstart

Tracey is 49 years old and has lived in a Foundation Housing unit for the last four years.  Although she has worked in the past, she’s been without any work at all for a number of years despite trying incredibly hard to find a job. In the meantime she gets by on a meager Newstart […]

Why we think it’s time to #raisetherate of Newstart

October 17, 2017

Tackling poverty in WA: let’s start at the beginning

It’s sobering to consider that around 2.2 million Australians live in relative poverty. What is particularly distressing about this statistic is that it’s estimated 731,000 of these individuals are children. International Anti Poverty Week is being observed around the world this week so it’s appropriate that we pause to consider our failure to ‘fix’ this […]

Tackling poverty in WA: let’s start at the beginning

June 22, 2017

Sustaining tenancies that are failing makes good sense

The waiting list for social and community housing properties in Western Australia currently has around 20,000 names on it and it will take someone at the bottom of that list about 8 years to be offered a house by the Housing Authority or a community housing organisation such as Foundation Housing.  Clearly there are many […]

Sustaining tenancies that are failing makes good sense

April 10, 2017

Five barriers that stop people moving on from a lodging house

Foundation Housing manages 406 rooms in 16 separate lodges in Perth and Fremantle in Western Australia and sees first hand some of the common barriers preventing people from moving on from this ‘entry level’ form of social housing. Most lodging accommodation offers residents a small room with a bed, fridge, and cupboard with access to […]

Five barriers that stop people moving on from a lodging house

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