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
ShelterSA Initiatives - Advocacy

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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@choice_news is investigating the growing property tech sector and want to include the voice of renters who have had to use a 3rd party app/site during their tenancy.

Info be shared via [email protected] until 31/01/23

Identifying information will be removed for privacy

Young people presenting alone were the 4th largest SHS client group in 2021-22. See more: https://fal.cn/3viUx

@HomelessnessAus @CHPVic @MissionAust @AHV_org @LaunchHousing @NationalShelter @_EverybodysHome @foyerfoundation #homelessness #homeless #housing

Latest ROGS out today incl housing and homelessness.

Of low income hholds that were CRA recipients end June '22, 72% would have experienced rental stress without CRA - with CRA, 44% still experience rental stress.

Time for a meaningful increase to CRA


Everyone in NSW has a right to adequate & secure housing, regardless of their postcode. We need a NSW Govt committed to building more social housing & a legislated framework that places #HumanRights at the heart of housing policy #humanrightsact4nsw #nswpol #auslaw #ICESCR https://twitter.com/HomelessnessNSW/status/1616194045906399233

New crisis accommodation for families experiencing homelessness has opened in Adelaide’s north. The latest in 7NEWS Adelaide at 6pm | http://www.7NEWS.com.au #7NEWS

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Capital Asset

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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Moving On 2021

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

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