29 March 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.

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.

22 May 2017

Rental affordability in Sydney has fallen to a record low, with the average tenant spending 29 per cent of their household income on a home, almost reaching the rental stress threshold of 30 per cent. Low income households are now almost completel;y priced out of the Sydney rental market - or are forced to go without basic necessities to keep a roof over their head.

22 May 2017

Shelter has welcomed the key findings and main recommendations of the Independent Commission on Pricing and Regulation (IPART) draft report of its inquiry into social housing rents.

4 April 2017

Keeping a roof over your head can be tough in New South Wales, particularly for vulnerable people. Shelter NSW is today launching Regional Perspectives on Housing and Homelessness in a Facebook live event at 12:30pm. To participate, go to

30 March 2017

The March issue of our journal Around the House is now available.  The articles in this isue are:

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 T

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.