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Welcome to Shelter SA, the Peak Body for Housing in South Australia

Advocacy

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ShelterSA Initiatives - Advocacy

Shelter SA advocates for improved housing outcomes for South Australians who are living on low incomes and in housing need.

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Our advocacy aims to influence policy, legislative, funding and service delivery decisions within political, economic, and social systems and institutions. Advocacy includes media campaigns, public speaking, commissioning and publishing research to promote public debate and awareness.

Advocacy in all its forms seeks to ensure that people, particularly those citizens who are in need and are most vulnerable in society, are able to:

  • Have their needs included in decisions that affect them
  • Defend and safeguard their rights
  • Have their voices genuinely considered when decisions are being made about them

Policy

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Shelter SA informs and recommends policy changes or resists policy changes, where needed, to improve housing outcomes for people living on low incomes in South Australia. View Shelter SA's Policy Position

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Policies and legislation shape the way institutions and organisations operate and can have a huge impact on people’s everyday lives. Policies are used to determine eligibility for services, provision of resources, and determining courses of action. Shelter SA informs and recommends policy changes or resists policy changes, where needed. View Shelter SA's Policy Position

Research

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Our research is conducted to support our advocacy. Systematic investigation and community consultation are used to create our evidence based policy positions that will improve housing outcomes for people living on low incomes.

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If there is an area where we believe there is not enough existing evidence to support a recommendation for change, systematic investigation into and community consultation are used to create our evidence based policy positions.

Services Directory

Find Help and Support
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Find Help and Support

View our Multicultural Directory, Regional Services Directory or access the Homelessness Service Provider Directory

Membership

Membership
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Become a Shelter SA Member!

Renew your membership or become a new member to support Shelter SA!

Events

Events
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Twitter

Access to affordable housing is a huge barrier for people trying to exit homelessness. We hope programs like Homes4Good are a step in the right direction to providing more affordable private rental properties for people from all walks of life. #endhomelessness #affordablehousing https://t.co/lJ7LJjZ621

I found out years ago that AVOs were worthless. I lived with a friend after helping her escape violence. Telstra told him where we lived when he got a friend to ring and they gave the address to clarify 🤦 He repeatedly entered our property when we were out, stealing belongings..

A note to MSM - please help people to make the link between toxic masculinity, domestic violence and murder https://t.co/XtnTwLRxSP

@NationalShelter @Jess_Irvine @_EverybodysHome You can find the book here, if you're interested 🙂 https://t.co/KnZnov7tmY

"Rising home values have pushed more people into private rental accommodation, where tenant rights have not kept pace. Meanwhile, those on low incomes, squeezed out of private rentals, have encountered an overburdened and inadequate public housing system." https://t.co/ganlJ06SDN

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Capital Asset

Capital Asset
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Our build to rent model removes the cost of land from construction cost for not for profits, and ultimately helps to improve and increase housing options for South Australians living on low incomes.

Pickle

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The Pickle app connects young people who are experiencing homelessness, at risk of homelessness, or in unsafe situations, to the nearest service organisation, ensuring they get the help they need when they need it.

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Latest Publications

Recent Posts & Media Releases

212, 2019

Blog #7

Once in a lifetime spend on housing $400m

1908, 2019

Blog #5

Specialist Homelessness Services funding contracts; our correspondence with the Minister

E-Bulletins

3001, 2020

Housing Matters

In this edition: Advocacy Explainer, Homelessness in the Media and Pickle

2001, 2020

Housing Matters

In this edition: Rooming House updates, Mental Health Research and the OzHarvest Nourish

1712, 2019

Housing Matters

In this edition: PBI Status, Plans for 2020, Welcoming Rebecca and a Holiday

912, 2019

Housing Matters

In this edition: Our Achievements, SA Housing Strategy, Shelter SA Infographic, Regina's Story

2711, 2019

Housing Matters

In this edition: Adelaide Worse than Sydney for Renters! National Rental Affordability Index