The Local Government Homelessness Knowledge Hub (the Hub) brings together a range of resources to support and equip local government across Western Australia to end homelessness.
The Hub is a place for local governments to share information and to inform evidence-based homelessness solutions that respond to local community needs. The information supports elected members and staff working across a range of functional areas such as urban planning, community safety, community development, libraries, customer service, and other frontline staff, to set policy, strategy and good practice based on evidence of what is needed to end homelessness.
The Hub includes information on the drivers of homelessness, case studies, guiding documents, and examples of best practice in strategic, policy and operational responses from a range of local governments to inform local approaches.
The Hub is a partnership between Shelter WA, the WA Local Government Association and Local Government Professionals WA, supported by Lotterywest. A Reference Group of local government practitioners, peak bodies and the Department of Communities provided guidance and advice to inform the Hub’s content. All care will be taken to ensure the content is updated and contemporary.