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National Rental Affordability Index  (RAI) June 2016 Released - In November 2015, National Shelter launched the National Rental Affordability Index in partnership with SGS Economics and Planning and Community Sector Banking.  The unique quarterly Index provides an evidence-base for our advocacy work.  Please click here for the current edition:  Rental Affordability Index June 2016 and share with your networks.  In support of the RAI, National Shelter recently released its media release  – Australians falling into poverty as rents chew up incomes along with Shelter SA's media release entitled Housing crisis continues to unfold in South Australia.

National Housing and Homelessness Election Campaign Launch "Vote Home", for more information please click here: VoteHome_Reforms 1 and VoteHome Reforms 2

Join National Shelter in its Federal Election Campaign:  To read the combined letter from National Shelter, Homelessness Australia and Community Housing Industry Association, please click here:  Supporter Letter Federal Election Campaign

Shelter SA Open Letter to Minister Christian Porter - Shelter SA has written to Minister Christian Porter in relation to the Federal Social Services portfolio seeking confirmation that there will be no interruption to the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH) due to the upcoming Federal election.

Evaluating advocacy – a ‘must read’ for all peak bodies - Shelter SA has located a credible and reliable tool for evaluating advocacy work which is called The Advocacy Progress Planner (APP).  The APP is an online evaluation tool based on high quality research by the Aspen Institute.  In support of this useful tool, Shelter SA has written a paper which explains in more detail.  Please click here to read the paper: Evaluating advocacy – a ‘must read’ for all peak bodies

Homeless Connect - Homelessness, Health and Housing Expo 2016 - This year's Expo will be held during Anti-Poverty Week (16th-22nd October 2016).  More information about the event will be made available shortly.  Last year's Shelter SA Expo attracted 450 homeless people, people at risk of homelessness and people wanting to find out more about homelessness issues attending the event.  Each year, the Homeless Connect Expo provides a unique opportunity for networking between agencies, services and homeless people.  To read the 2015 report (short version) please click here:  2015 Expo Report.  

Shelter SA State Election Platform 2014