Infrastructure WA

Recommendation 72

Prioritise further investment in social and affordable housing


72. Prioritise further infrastructure investment in social and affordable housing by:

  1. assessing the level of sustained investment required to accelerate the All paths lead to a home – WA’s 10 year strategy on homelessness 2020–2030 and accompanying action plan, and support people experiencing or at risk of homelessness
  2. undertaking a comprehensive audit of social housing assets, including assessments of housing stock condition and opportunities to extend the life of existing assets, as well as the opportunity to better use land assets
  3. reviewing the social housing growth targets in the WA Housing Strategy 2020–2030 and setting revised evidence-based net growth targets aligned to forecast need
  4. monitoring and reviewing the effectiveness of affordable housing mechanisms, including rental and home ownership programs and policy settings
  5. developing a sustained social and affordable housing investment program informed by regional housing plans (see Recommendation 71a) and in line with revised social housing targets (see Recommendation 72c) and existing affordable housing targets. 

WA Government response

The WA Government responded to Foundation for a stronger tomorrow in February 2023. Recommendation 72 is fully supported. For further information please refer to the response document.

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