Welcome to Shelter NSW

Shelter NSW has been operating since 1975 as the State's peak housing policy and advocacy body. Our vision is A SECURE HOME FOR ALL.

We pursue our vision through critical engagement with policy and practice, and thought leadership. We provide systemic advocacy and advice on NSW housing policy and legislation to resolve housing inequality. And we seek to ensure that the voices of housing consumers are included in our policy responses.

Our approach involves engaging, collaborating and connecting with people and organisations across the housing system including government, the private and not-for-profit sectors and consumers.

Research plays a key role in our advocacy. We investigate the causes of inequality and injustice in housing and develop evidence-based solutions that aim to deliver a fairer housing system for all.

Latest news

23 December 2018

In late 2018 Central Coast Council sought public comment on a draft Affordable and Alternative Housing Strategy.

The draft includes 28 recommendations to address the growing need for affordable and alternative housing options on the Central Coast.

21 December 2018

The Department of Planning and Environment has released its draft Community Participation Plan which describes their proposed approach to community engagement and sets out how and when the community can participate in the Department’s planning functions.

21 December 2018

The current limitations of SEPP 70’s coverage means councils that are not yet identified as being in need of affordable housing are discouraged from seeking inclusion. Councils with a genuine need for the Act’s inclusionary zoning provisions must undertake complex and costly analyses of affordable housing demand, and demonstrate how a contributions scheme would operate in their local context. However there is no guarantee of approval and inclusion in SEPP 70.

17 December 2018

Our last eBulletin for 2018 is a bumper issue;

12 December 2018

Energy is an essential service. As a community we urgently need policies and programs in place to ensure that all Australian people can afford the energy they need to have healthy and sustainable homes.

11 December 2018

When the Greater Sydney Commission’s A metropolis in three cities recommended the introduction of Affordable Rental Housing Targets (ARHT) at 5-10% of the uplift created by rezoning, subject to viability and other considerations, it prompted a simple question: how many affordable homes is that likely to deliver across Sydney?