The State Government’s Affordable Housing Strategy 2010-2020: Opening Doors to Affordable Housing was the first of its kind in Australia. The Strategy was formulated against a backdrop of unprecedented population growth and housing demand, spurring sharply rising house prices. As a result, many people on lower incomes struggled to find affordable housing.
The Strategy acknowledged these issues, and identified actions to provide new opportunities along the entire housing continuum, with a particular focus on low and moderate income groups. At the same time, it set a minimum target of 20,000 affordable homes by 2020.
We’re proud to announce that the Strategy achieved 20,000 new affordable homes in June 2015. Through smart partnerships across the government, private sector and not-for-profit organisations, the Government has provided 20,000 new housing opportunities for nearly 50,000 people all along the housing continuum, throughout Western Australia . (View our Fact Sheet and Regional Handouts on the right hand side under 'related information' for more detail on these achievements.)
Furthermore, the Government has endorsed a new minimum target of 30,000 homes by 2020. That’s another 10,000 affordable homes in the next five years. Our Action Plan outlines key projects and programs that many agencies, including Housing, will undertake to support the delivery of these new homes.
We look forward to continuing our valuable partnerships and providing more places for Western Australians to call home.