National Shelter - Housing Affordability

National Shelter is a peak body working to improve housing outcomes for low-income Australians

Since 1975, National Shelter has worked towards this goal by influencing government policy and action, and by raising public awareness about housing issues.

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Affordable Housing
Media & Advocacy

Media & Advocacy

National Shelter advocates for the housing needs of low-income households. We have established and continue to update a Policy Platform as the basis for our advocacy.

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Research & Reports

Research & Reports

National Shelter undertakes its own research, prepares reports, provides submissions to government inquiries and inputs to private sector and community sector activities.

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Policy

Policy

National Shelter regularly updates its policy platform to help ourselves advocate consistently and to inform the policy development of governments.

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The Shelter Network

National Shelter advocates for the housing needs of low-income households. We have established and continue to update a Policy Platform as the basis for our advocacy.

National Shelter is a small organisation but with extensive reach and input. As a national peak body we are the tip of a broad base of expertise, information, organisations and networks which work cooperatively to contribute to a broad national effort.

Our network is partly federated where we have active state Shelter organisations in every jurisdiction in Australia except Victoria. In Victoria, we work with the Brotherhood of St Laurence as our principal supporter but also with the range of other bodies in this space.

The State Shelters are themselves peak bodies in each jurisdiction working on housing policy and advocacy, sector development, with homelessness services and community housing providers. Some specialise around particular issues and others have to be all-rounders as the only peaks in their state or territory for housing and homelessness.

We have national members as well covering tenant advocacy, homelessness, welfare services and community housing.

It all adds to a rich and diverse set of inputs around which we collaborate.

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Latest Publications

National Shelter 2024-25 Federal Budget Summary

National Shelter 2024-25 Federal Budget Summary

The 2024/25 May Federal Budget was handed down Tuesday 14 May 2024 and continues the investment in h...

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Federal Budget invests further in housing supply measures but lacks bold and ambitious housing reform

Federal Budget invests further in housing supply measures but lacks bold and ambitious housing reform

The Federal Budget delivered tonight contains measures that continues to see the Commonwealth furthe...

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National Shelter welcomes National Cabinet announcements on housing and homelessness

National Shelter welcomes National Cabinet announcements on housing and homelessness

National Shelter welcomes the announcement of a new National Agreement on Social Housing and Homeles...

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National Shelter 2024-25 Federal Budget Summary

National Shelter 2024-25 Federal Budget Summary

The 2024/25 May Federal Budget was handed down Tuesday 14 May 2024 and continues the investment in h...

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Federal Budget invests further in housing supply measures but lacks bold and ambitious housing reform

Federal Budget invests further in housing supply measures but lacks bold and ambitious housing reform

The Federal Budget delivered tonight contains measures that continues to see the Commonwealth furthe...

Read More
National Shelter welcomes National Cabinet announcements on housing and homelessness

National Shelter welcomes National Cabinet announcements on housing and homelessness

National Shelter welcomes the announcement of a new National Agreement on Social Housing and Homeles...

Read More

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