Where:

Sydney Town Hall

When:

12pm Saturday 11th February 2023

Tickets:

Register your interest here.

Notes:

Housing Justice Rally at Town Hall

Action for Public Housing will lead a rally at Town Hall Square to demand housing justice now!
 
Supported by Shelter NSW and other housing and community organisations (listed below), Action for Public Housing has planned this rally and march to call on all NSW political parties to end homelessness, defend and extend public housing, freeze rents, end no grounds evictions and tax vacant homes.
 
Alongside A4PH members our speakers will include Jenny Leong (Greens NSW), Rose Jackson (NSW Labor) and Rachel Evans (Socialist Alliance).
 
The rally has been endorsed by a long list of organisations including the Socialist Alliance, Greens NSW, University of Sydney SRC, Hands Off Glebe, Friends of Erskineville, Pyrmont Action, Friends of Ultimo, Shelter NSW and others.

Where:

Centre for Ministry, 16 Mawson Drive, North Parramatta

When:

Tuesday 7 + Wednesday 8 February 2023, 08.45am – 5pm (both days)

Tickets:

Register here 

Notes:

What: Foundations Training is Sydney Alliance’s introduction to organising training for folks keen to develop their skills.
Who: This training is free for any members of Alliance partner organisations and Friends. Others are welcome to attend and there is a tiered fee for non-partner organisations.
Why: To learn or refresh key community organising skills, better understand how Sydney Alliance works and to connect and build relationships with folks from other partner organisations from your local area and across greater Sydney.

Sydney Alliance Foundations Training

Sydney Alliance invites you to join an introduction to community organising - Foundations Training.
 
The two-day training is designed for folks at all levels of experience in mind, is participatory and insightful. As practical as it is theoretical, participants are taught the tools to start building public relationships and working through how to address issues in their local communities.
 
Members of Shelter NSW can attend for free, so just follow the link below to register and list us as your organisation!

Where:

In person at: Grace Hotel, 77 York St, Sydney
Online at: oldertenants.org.au/nswlaunch

When:

10.30-12.30pm, 6th February 2023

Tickets:

Register here

Notes:

Ageing on the Edge Research Launch Event

Come to the launch of Housing for the Aged Action Group's report on older people's housing in NSW on Feb 6, in person at the Grace Hotel in Sydney and also online. What a powerful line up of speakers to drive the campaign for change, and even theatre performances!

Where:

Yirranma Place – 262 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst, 2010 or virtually, via Zoom

When:

Thursday, November 24th 2022, 4pm – 6pm

Tickets:

Register here 

Notes:

If you are not already a member but would like to become one to attend this meeting, you can apply for membership using the form on our website here.

Shelter NSW 2022 AGM

As a valued supporter of Shelter NSW, we would like to extend an invitation to you to attend our Annual General Meeting to reflect on the year that was and look ahead to our plans for 2023. All members are invited and encouraged to attend.

If you are not yet a member but would like to become one, or are an existing member but have not yet renewed, we invite you to complete your application before the AGM via the application form on our website. members are invited to attend in person at 262 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst or virtually, via Zoom.

We send a big thank you for the support and encouragement you have given Shelter NSW, and look forward to your continued affiliation with us over the next year!

Where:

Virtual, via Zoom

When:

Thursday, March 24th 2022, 4:30-5:30pm

Notes:

Shelter NSW member meeting – ‘Reimagining the economics of public housing’

Shelter NSW invites all of our members to learn about and discuss our newly published research, written by Dr Cameron K. Murray and Professor Peter Phibbs, calling on the NSW Government to rethink its traditional approach to supplying social housing across the state – an approach that is holding back its key agency the Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) and compromising the delivery of enough social housing to make a material difference to the housing crisis.

The report examines the economic and financial designs of the Waterloo South project, as a case study and public housing estate renewal generally, and proposes quite different ways to create more social housing and maximise the public return.

Dr Cameron K. Murray and Professor Peter Phibbs will present the findings of the research, with plenty of time for questions and open discussion.

If you are not yet a member but are interested in becoming one and attending this meeting, please apply here and then register to attend.

Where:

Virtual, via Zoom

When:

Thursday 25 November, 2021, from 4pm. 

Shelter NSW 2021 AGM

The Shelter NSW 2021 Annual General Meeting was held on Thursday, 25 November, 2021 virtually, via Zoom, from 4pm

Earlier this year, Shelter NSW committed itself to better understanding regional communities and the variety of housing issues confronting them. Having increasingly turned our attention to the regions in 2021, we will focus on some of the issues identified at our 2021 AGM.

The meeting begun with a guest speaker - Garry Fielding, Independent Chair of the Regional Housing Taskforce. He presented on the findings of the Taskforce to date, as well as the broader housing issues affecting regional NSW.
His presentation was followed by highlights from our recently completed Regional Housing Need report - what we found and how we will be using this information to further our advocacy work across the state over the coming year. The report was prepared for Shelter NSW by the Regional Australia Institute, and Researchers Katherine Bassett and Geraldyne How presented the findings.

In 2022, Shelter NSW aims to ramp up its advocacy for regional communities – drawing on its deep understanding of and advocacy for a dramatically increased stock of social, affordable and diverse specialist housing across the state.  

The first half of the meeting (to 5pm), was open to all and the recording of this is available here. This was followed by the standard AGM business from 5-6pm for Shelter NSW members only.

Take Action!

The support of activists, communities, and organisations across NSW is crucial to our work at Shelter NSW. Sign up to be a member now and help us in our fight for a fairer housing system.