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  • Public Housing Rent Calculation Changes Update

    Public Housing Rent Calculation Changes Update

    The Housing Authority is committed to making sure that rent changes are fair and equitable for all public housing tenants. We are continuing to adjust rent in stages so all tenants pay 25 per cent of their income as rent.

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  • Great Southern benefits from new social housing

    Great Southern benefits from new social housing

    The Housing Authority will deliver 18 new social homes in the Great Southern for the benefit of vulnerable families and seniors under the $564 million Social Housing Investment Package (SHIP).

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  • Housing wins again at the UDIA(WA) awards

    Housing wins again at the UDIA(WA) awards

    Three Housing Authority projects came out tops in the recent Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) WA’s annual 2016 Awards for Excellence.

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  • 20,000 affordable homes target met

    20,000 affordable homes target met

    ​Reaching a major milestone, the Liberal National Government has this week completed delivery of 20,000 affordable homes across Western Australia since 2010.

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  • Ellenbrook on top of the world

    Ellenbrook on top of the world

    Twenty-one years after the first sod was turned in the Swan Valley, Ellenbrook was named the world’s best master-planned community at an international awards ceremony in Kuala Lumpur this week.

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  • A happy outcome in Wickepin

    A happy outcome in Wickepin

    Wickepin is a small town in Western Australia’s Wheatbelt and according to the Shire of Wickepin’s website, it is a fortunate place to live. Thanks to the Department of Housing, this is exactly what Wickepin has proven to be for Doug and his family.

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  • Significant investment in social housing

    Significant investment in social housing

    A $560 million investment in social housing will halve the number of seniors and families currently on the priority waitlist.

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  • Transition to one-stop-shop will benefit the homeless

    Transition to one-stop-shop will benefit the homeless

    Homeless people are set to benefit from a change that comes into effect on 11 February. This is when services provided by Department’s Homeless Advisory Service transition to Centrecare.

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  • Summer hot weather precautions

    Summer hot weather precautions

    Summer is in full swing and temperatures across the state have already started to sizzle. The Department advises tenants, family members and neighbours to take extra care, drink lots of water, and if unwell seek medical help when the hot spells strike.

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  • Pathway to recovery

    Pathway to recovery

    Former public housing tenant, Tim Rogan began his long road to recovery almost four years ago. Today, he has given up drugs, works full-time as a mason, and is very pleased to no longer call the Department landlord.

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