Welcome to Shelter SA the Peak Body for Housing in South Australia
Shelter SA advocates for improved housing outcomes for South Australians who are living on low incomes and in housing need.Read more
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
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.Read more
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
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.Read more
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.
View our Multicultural Directory, Regional Services Directory or access the Homelessness Service Provider Directory
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!
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.
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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Recent Posts & Media Releases
Shelter SA Election Platform 2022
Shelter SA is preparing election asks in this election year 2021, ahead of
Moving On 2021
The Shelter Moving On report is launched today! The first ever report shines
Empty Homes in the City of Adelaide Report
Read our Shelter SA Empty Homes Project Report the latest research looking at
Rooming Houses in South Australia: An Update
In 2017, Shelter SA conducted a review of the rooming house sector and
What happens to your bond when you move out of a private rental?
This paper will describe the current residential tenancy bonds system and the issues
Housing Matters 15 March
In this week's edition of Housing Matters we are excited to share with
Housing Matters 22 February
Today we are encouraging you to have your say on the Australian Government's
Housing Matters 16 February
Today's edition of Housing Matters is jam-packed full of important housing news from
Housing Matters 6 February
In the first edition of Housing Matters for 2023 we wish you a
Housing Matters 22 December
In our final edition of Housing Matters for 2022 we are encouraging you