Addressing arrears issue

Pastor Rochelle Warwick with tenancy advocate Shirley Glover. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d423940
Pastor Rochelle Warwick with tenancy advocate Shirley Glover. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d423940

The two organisations put on a morning tea with displays about the causes and effects of homelessness, and information on resources and help for homeless people.

Paralegal Shirley Glover said the legal centre provided a range of services that helped south-east corridor families, including a tenancy advice service, and was concerned about local homelessness.

‘The centre regularly has tenants presenting that have fallen into rent arrears and are facing eviction,’ she said.

The WA Council of Social Services stated in the lead-up to last year’s state election that the lack of affordable housing in WA was the state’s ‘most pressing issue’.