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.


Latest news

14 March 2017

Shelter NSW has realeased its submission responding to the draft strategic plans released by the Greater Sydney Commission in November 2016, for comment by 31 March 2017. The plans will affect land use and development plans in greater Sydney over the next 4 decades.

14 March 2017

Our 2017 conference will be held on 5 June.  It will be a chance to reflect on the many changes in recent years to policies and approaches to hosuing & support for lower income vulnerable households.

Registrations are now open; and you can save by taking advantage of our early bird rates.  Early bird closes on 21 April.  There are also savings for NGOs registering 3 or more people.

10 March 2017

The federal government today announced the establishment of the Affordable Housing Implementation Taskforce, which will develop an affordable housing bond aggregator model for consideration by the Commonwealth and the States and Territories. The aggregator will allow a financial intermediary to attract greater private sector investment into affordable housing. This would give community housing providers access to cheaper and longer term debt, freeing up capital for the construction of new affordable housing

10 March 2017

Today the Minister has announced the 5 sucessful parties that have been awarded SAHF Service Agreements.  They are:

16 February 2017

The report of a national survey of tenants produced by Choice, National Shelter and the National Association of Tenan Organisations (NATO) shows that tenants experience discrimination, are frequently forced to move, put up with poor maintenace and are afraid to complain for fear of eviction or being put on a tenancy data base.  While none of this is new, the report, Unsettled: Life in Australia's private rental market, which was launched on...

14 February 2017

A report in the Australian on Friday 10 February suggests that the Commonwealth is considering cutting the National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA).  The NAHA provides the majority of the subsidies for public housing and funding for homelessness services.