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


ShelterSA Initiatives - Advocacy
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. Our advocacy includes media campaigns, public speaking, research and community engagement to promote public debate and raise awareness about housing affordability.

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


ShelterSA Initiatives - Advocacy
ShelterSA Initiatives - Advocacy

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


ShelterSA Initiatives - 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 aim to 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 it and community consultation are used to create our evidence based policy positions.

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Evicted - Rental Exist Survey
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Calling all South Australian renters, landlords and property managers to take our three-minute survey "Moving On" about the end of  tenancies and share on your socials!

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We need certainty in the funding for social and affordable housing which the HAFF can do, but we also need a response that adequately responds to the backlog and the current crisis. This isn't prevaricating - it is about ambition and bravery.


Women hit harder than men: The Australian Rental Crisis Is Gendered — & Here Are The Figures To Prove It https://www.refinery29.com/en-au/australian-rental-crisis-gendered?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitter_share via @Refinery29AU

Anthony Albanese’s signature $10bn Housing Australia Future Fund is facing defeat in the Senate amid a crossbench revolt fuelled by warnings from experts that not enough is being done to avert a “perfect storm” rental and housing crisis. https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/politics/anthony-albaneses-10bn-housing-australia-future-fund-facing-defeat-in-the-senate/news-story/0012ea3df57c776454829e735b536f27

A story in split screens.

Hal Pawson @UNSWCityFutures presenting research on unmet need in Qld at @QCOSS_ webinar. A housing crisis decades in the making.

The response by the Qld govt - finally a consideration on rent caps and the need for a response on NRAS.

[email protected] will publish 1st release #homelessness estimates of the number of people enumerated as #homeless and the rate of it in cities and 'balance of state' Wednesday morning. What will the impact of #COVID19 be and measures to respond to the economic and community impact?

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


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The Pickle app connects 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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604, 2021

Moving On 2021

The Shelter Moving On report is launched today! The first ever report shines

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