The Department of Communities is leading the development of a whole-of-community plan to tackle homelessness in Western Australia.

The 10-Year Strategy on Homelessness will find better ways to prevent homelessness and support those who are experiencing it.

More than 9,000 people in WA find themselves without a home on any given night.

A partnership between the State Government and the community services sector, the strategy is also a key project of the Supporting Communities Forum.

Development of the strategy will involve seeking input from people who have experienced homelessness and from service providers that work with homeless people.

Consultations are being held across the State in the following locations:

  • Broome
  • Kununurra
  • Kalgoorlie
  • Geraldton
  • Port Hedland
  • Bunbury
  • Albany
  • Cockburn
  • Perth CBD
  • Joondalup

Please register your interest and select your preferred location. 

The strategy will also be informed by the Homelessness in WA: A review of the research and statistical evidence report.

Launched during Homelessness Week 2018, the report was prepared for the Department of Communities by the Centre for Social Impact at the University of Western Australia.

It highlights five strategic target areas to eventually end homelessness in WA:

  • leadership and collaboration
  • addressing structural and individual drivers
  • service planning
  • funding and investment
  • research and evaluation

The Department of Communities provides funding of more than $80 million per year to support homelessness related services in WA.

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