24 April 2017

With the NSW government announcing the transfer of another 18,000 public housing properties to the community housing sector in coming years, many tenants are asking what it will mean for them and their tenure in social housing.

23 January 2017

Shelter NSW has extended its congratulations to the Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP on her election as leader of the parliamentary Liberal Party and her imminent appointment as Premier of New South Wales.

‘We are looking to the new premier to continue the social initiatives begun by the Baird and O’Farrell governments, especially their support for growth of the social housing system.

21 November 2016

Peak advocacy organization for affordable housing, Shelter NSW, has welcomed the substantial recognition of housing affordability as a problem for Sydney, by the Greater Sydney Commission in its draft district plans released today.

Mary Perkins, Shelter NSW executive officer, said that the framework document, Towards our Greater Sydney 2056, and the draft plans for the region’s 6 districts, should provide useful starting point for public discussion.

‘However, the key new measure to promote affordable rental housing is inadequate’, Ms Perkins said.

9 November 2016

Media release

Peak advocacy organization for affordable housing, Shelter NSW, has welcomed key elements of the NSW Government’s urban transformation strategy for the Parramatta Road corridor in Sydney.

Mary Perkins, Shelter NSW executive officer, said that the strategy was better than the draft that had been on public exhibition in 2 ways.

11 October 2016

Shelter NSW, the state advocacy group for affordable housing, has called on the Government to include at least 30 percent of affordable housing in the 10,700 dwellings that the Government now proposes for Sydney Olympic Park.

Mary Perkins, Executive Officer of Shelter NSW, said that since the site is mostly in government ownership, the master plan gives the Government an opportunity to deliver on its affordable housing commitments under its Plan for growing Sydney strategy.

21 June 2016

21 June, 2016

The state peak body for affordable housing has welcomed the Government’s commitment of new funding to housing assistance initiatives that will help lower-income and disadvantaged households in private rental housing.

21 April 2016

21 April, 2016

Anglicare's annual Renatal Snapshot show no improvement in Sydney and a worsening problem outside the metro area. Anglicare reports: "Over the first weekend in April, the Anglicare member network surveyed 75,410 rental properties across Australia and found just 21 properties were affordable for single adults living on Newstart, and only one was suitable for young people living on Youth Allowance."

16 February 2016

16 Februray, 2016

National Shelter the voice for housing policy - Game changing affordable housing policy breakthrough #ItsTime

National Shelter welcomes the announcement by ALP leader Bill Shorten to tackle negative gearing and capital gains tax incentives.

"This announcement is a game changer and throws down the gauntlet to the government", according to National Shelter EO Adrian Pisarski.
"Negative gearing and CGT exemptions for investors have been a dead weight on the ability to create more housing affordability"

9 February 2016

9 February, 2016

National housing policy peak National Shelter has called for urgent action on affordable and liveable housing through the upcoming Federal Budget.

National Shelter Executive Officer Adrian Pisarski said urgent action is needed to ensure that all Australians are able to house themselves and their families. 

“Lack of affordable rental supply is creating increasing inequity and disadvantage in Australia. Where Australian once had a owner occupier rate of 70 per cent it is now closer to 65 per cent, and declining,” Mr Pisarski said. 

1 February 2016

1 February, 2016

The Statutory Review of the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 is taking place at a time when much more is being asked of the private rental market – particularly it’s responsiveness to the needs of low-income households.