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Homelessness Terms and Acronyms

Like any sector, housing, homelessness and local government use jargon and acronyms in practice, publications and online, including this website.

We encourage the use of our handy guides in understanding the language and acronyms used in the housing, homelessness and local government sectors.

young man smiling and standing in front of trees, title page, Housing Terms Fact Sheet
Acronyms: women standing among trees, title page, Commonly Used Acronyms

These terms, definitions and acronyms have been sourced by Shelter WA, Centre for Social Impact, Department of Communities and the Local Government Act.

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