The Assisted Rental Pathways Pilot will explore an innovative, service-focussed package to offer eligible social housing tenants and waitlist applicants supported opportunities in the private rental market.
In 2016, the Housing Authority (Housing) partnered with the Western Australian Council of Social Service (WACOSS) and Shelter WA, to work with community services organisations to co-design the Pilot, drawing on the sector’s expertise in delivering tailored support services for different client groups.
The co-design process involved a series of three forums with these organisations to develop an understanding of the best way to support participants to become self-sustaining in the private housing market by the end of the Pilot.
Community services organisations were then invited to apply for a grant to work with Housing to deliver services under the Pilot. As a result of this submission process, four community services organisations will partner with Housing. These organisations are Centrecare, Multicultural Services Centre of WA Inc., Outcare and The Salvation Army.
As part of the Pilot, Housing is seeking to source rental properties from up to 200 landlords across a variety of locations.
To find out more about this opportunity or to register your interest, please go to the Information for Landlords tab below.