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

19 January 2017

This update provides information on the revenue and spending of NSW Government agencies that provide housing, housing assistance, homelessness services, fund not-for-profits to do this work, or fund advocacy and advice services related to housing and homelessness.  It is drawn from their 2015-16 annual reports. Click here for the report.

17 January 2017

Shelter NSW is pleased to once again present our flagship lecture series, Housing Economics for Non-Economists.

These lectures are a critical tool for policy makers, advocates in the non-profit housing sector, and anyone one else seeking an understanding of the key economic issues shaping housing.

Each Tuesday afternoon in March, attendees will hear from prominent academics on a range of important topics. Click here for more information

20 December 2016

This issue is the first in our new redesigned format.  We hope you enjoy it. It inclues:

19 December 2016

Shelter strongly supports a version of an income related rent in it's submission to the IPART review, on the basis that the affordability is the overwhelming need, together with security.  These are the preconditions for any pathway to improved opportunities for tenants

13 December 2016

A major consultation is underway by the Greater Sydney Commission, planning Sydney’s future growth across six broad districts. One proposal being considered could make an important contribution to address the affordable housing crisis gripping Sydney.

The Commission has suggested that there be a target of 5-10 percent of the extra value from land in major, government-led renewal areas be provided as affordable rental housing.

We think the target is too small:  Here's what you can do to help convince them that more is needed.

6 December 2016

The Greater Sydney Commission has released the drafts of the 6 regional plans that will help shape Sydney - particularly housing.  Shelter has just released an information sheet that provides background and identifies some issues you might want to provide feedback on.

This is a rare opportunity to help put affordable housing into the the processes that will guide the city's growth.  The information paper is available here