By becoming a member of ACT Shelter, you can contribute towards creating a more just and equitable society.
ACT Shelter has 53 organisational members and 28 individual members (as at February 2015). The organisational members currently include specific-interest peak non-profit non-government bodies, non-profit housing providers, and non-government welfare agencies including homeless service providers. Individuals are people who are interested in improving housing justice – some of these are tenants of social or community housing.
There are two categories of membership:
- Individual membership is open to individuals of any age;
- Organisational membership is open to organisations such as associations, cooperatives and institutions (payment is staggered, based on the size of the organisation).
How to become a member
- Read the aims of ACT Shelter – by becoming a member you endorse these aims.
- Complete the online membership the form below
For more information see ACT Shelter Rules of Association.
Benefits of membership
- Receive invitations to attend ACT Shelter forums which feature guest speakers and informative discussion around pertinent housing issues
- Have their views on housing and homelessness issues for people on low to moderate incomes represented to Government, both locally and nationally
- Be kept informed of important housing issues
- Have access to the Member’s Log-in area of the ACT Shelter website
- Receive email updates and bulletins addressing critical housing issues and policy development
- Have opportunities to develop links and networks with the housing sector
- Participate in the governance of the association if you wish.
BECOME AN ACT SHELTER MEMBER NOW!
You can become a member by using our easy and secure online form or alternatively by downloading a hard copy of the membership form.
NATIONAL SHELTER MEMBERSHIP
National Shelter is the peak national body advocating on affordable housing matters. National Shelter’s members are each State/Territory Shelter. The National Shelter Board is made up of EOs of each Shelter, and a representative of allied national peak bodies – the Community Housing Federation of Australia, National Association for Tenants’ Organisations and Homelessness Australia.
Being part of this national network is important because national reforms through the National Affordable Housing Agreement and the Homelessness National Partnership are driving much of the recent change in ACT housing. Our involvement in a national network also means our members are able to engage in national debates and action and receive current information on housing matters.
Rules of Association
As an incorporated organisation, ACT Shelter works to a set of rules.