Working together for housing justice

ACT Shelter is an independent peak community
organisation that provides strategic advice and
advocacy on housing policy issues that affect
people with no, or on low to moderate incomes

  • ACT Shelter

How to improve low-income renters

People’s quality of life, their health and their comfort can suffer when living in poor-quality housing. It can also impose high ongoing costs of maintenance, repairs, heating and cooling. And these problems are more likely to affect low-income households, as our report for Shelter NSW shows. In it, we review the evidence on housing quality problems and consider ways to resolve these, especially for low-income households.

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  • ACT Shelter

$45 million for ACT homelessness services

$45 million, two-year continued investment for ACT specialist homelessness services.

The ACT is bucking a national trend with homelessness reducing in our community, even as our population grows. We are also leading the nation in employment and training outcomes for people accessing homelessness support services.

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ACT Shelters Vision

What we want to achieve in the long-term in a perfect world. ACT Shelter believes that housing is a human right. Our vision is that everyone’s home be recognised as the safe, secure, affordable, sustainable foundation to well-being.


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