Housing the Homeless

A basic right for all

A place to call home is a basic human right, and Lynn is committed to ensuring that every person has access to appropriate, safe, secure, sustainable and affordable housing.

Lynn believes that housing should be economically, environmentally and socially sustainable, and supports public participation in the development and review of an affordable housing strategy for WA.

Lynn has been pressing the government on this issue through parliamentary questions and media statements. Lynn wants the government to focus on achieving the world’s best practice in housing the homeless.

The need for affordable housing remains critical as we continue to see homelessness becoming more visible on our streets, which doesn’t show the rising number of homeless people couch surfing - an under-reported form of homelessness.

Housing markets across Australia have been severely unaffordable for 10 years. In Western Australia, affordability has continued to decrease since 2011. It’s time to stop the downward spiral.

As well as a home, families and individuals experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness need a range of services to help overcome trauma, disruption and get back on track, or overcome issues that contributed to their homelessness. 

Housing the Homeless

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