Working together for housing justice

ACT Shelter is a not-for-profit organisation funded by the ACT Government to represent the interests of our members and provide advocacy and strategic advice on systemic issues affecting housing consumers in the ACT.

We are an informed and independent voice on housing policy issues affecting the ability of people on low, moderate or no incomes to have an affordable, safe and secure home.

The realisation of the Right to Adequate Housing for all Canberrans underpins everything we do.

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ACT Shelter and AHURI release new housing research

In 2020, ACT Shelter - with financial support from 12 of our members – commissioned the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) to undertake a multi-stage research inquiry into the social and economic impact of homelessness and after housing poverty/rental stress in the ACT.

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Social Housing Acceleration and Renovation Program (SHARP)

SHARP is a government-driven stimulus program launched by the national peak bodies the Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA), Homelessness Australia and National Shelter, and national housing campaign Everybody’s Home. 

Read more about SHARP here.

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National Rental Affordability Index

The National Rental Affordability Index 2nd release for 2018 is now available for download.

National Shelter, Community Sector Banking, SGS Economics and Planning and the Brotherhood of St Laurence have released the National Rental Affordability Index biannually since 2015. It is an indicator of the relative affordability or otherwise of private rental homes with a particular focus on households in income quintiles 1 and 2.

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