Welcome to the website of Shelter NSW, the state’s peak advocate for housing justice. Shelter unites the voices of low-income tenants and non-profit organisations working on their behalf.
We conduct research and education on housing issues, and advocate to government to make the housing system work better for those on low incomes.
We are a not-for-profit, non-government organisation and are not aligned to any political party or commercial organisation.
Become a member to support our work towards a fair and just housing system: to apply to be a member or subscriber, download our membership/subscription form.
We do not provide emergency accommodation or other housing: if you need housing assistance, please see our 'Need help?' list of agencies.
We are hosting a planning forum on Thursday, 30 May 2013 in Sydney for community organisations and tenant/resident activists. The event will focus on the NSW government white paper on the planning system and the draft Planning Bill: what do they mean for ecologically-sustainable development, affordable housing, and community input into decision-making on development? Download the forum flyer and register now!
On 16 April 2013, we expressed concern that the NSW Government’s white paper on a new planning system does not contain adequate mechanisms to enable affordable rental housing. Read our media release.
Does the Draft metropolitan strategy for Sydney to 2031 feature provisions that will have an impact on affordable housing? We released an update on 9 April 2013. We commented that two key mechanisms that might make a real difference in encouraging the provision of affordable-rental housing through the planning system (having targets for affordable housing as a subset of the dwelling targets, and having a mechanism for value capture) are absent from the draft strategy.
The March 2013 edition of our newsletter, Around the House, is now available.