Welcome to the website of Shelter NSW, the state’s peak advocate for housing justice. Shelter unites the voices of low-income tenants and non-profit organisations working on their behalf.

We conduct research and education on housing issues, and advocate to government to make the housing system work better for those on low incomes.

We are a not-for-profit, non-government organisation and are not aligned to any political party or commercial organisation.

Become a member to support our work towards a fair and just housing system: to apply to be a member or subscriber, download our membership/subscription form.

We do not provide emergency accommodation or other housing: if you need housing assistance, please see our 'Need help?' list of agencies.


Latest news

22 September 2016

The legislation for the Social & Affordable Housing Fund has been intruced into State Parliement.  The legislation establishes a $1.1 billion sovereign wealth fund.  The interest from this will fund payments for housing management services by the sucessful consortia.  The consortia will use this income stream to support the debt used to develop social housing homes. 

14 September 2016

The new Greater Sydney Commission is currently developing the regional plans that will shape land use planning and development across Sydney.  Similar regional strategies have been developed across the state.  There is an opportunity right now for everyone to have input into how these plans shape the future well being of communities - most important for Shelter, how they can enable affordable housing.  Shelter is urging all members and supporters to become involved.  This information sheet...

8 September 2016

A number of public housing estates have been redeveloped in NSW in the past decades, others are in the middle of redevelopment projects right now.  The NSW Government’s recently released strategy, Future Directions for Social Housing in NSW, suggests that there will be a lot more in the next ten to twenty years.

7 September 2016

In this Shelter Brief, Prof Morris, presents, in their own words, the experiences of a sample of Millers Point residents involved in the recent forced removal of public tenants.