National Shelter is a non-government peak organisation that aims to improve housing access, affordability, appropriateness, safety and security for people on low incomes.
Since 1976, National Shelter has worked towards this goal by influencing government policy and action, and by raising public awareness about housing issues.
National Shelter’s aim is to work towards every Australian having access to housing that is:
From 2009 to 2011, assisted by funding from the Commonwealth Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA), National Shelter conducted a number of projects on important housing issues. These are summarised under housing supply, meeting housing needs and making livable environments.