Promoting Affordable Housing for all Western Australians

Shelter WA does not manage accommodation or provide direct client services but we can give information and contact details of housing service providers that may be able to assist. 

Shelter WA is an independent community based peak body committed to the principle of accessible, affordable, appropriate and secure housing for low income and otherwise disadvantaged people including those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Shelter WA also focuses on people who have disabilities, including people who have a psychiatric disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, low-income seniors, young people, women, and others who are disadvantaged in their access to the mainstream housing market.

Our role is to give an informed voice on housing policy issues based on sound research and close collaboration and consultation with housing consumers and community based organisations working on housing and related issues.

We promote secure, affordable and appropriate housing options including social housing (public housing and community housing), affordable rentals and home ownership.

Shelter WA is part of National Shelter, Australia’s national peak housing advocacy organisation.  The National Shelter Council is made up of representatives from Shelter bodies in all states and territories, and also includes representatives from national bodies – Homelessness Australia, the Community Housing Federation of Australia and the National Association of Tenant Organisations.  National Shelter cooperates closely with other national organisations such as the Australian Council of Social Services, and is a member of the National Affordable Housing Summit Group, the Community Organisations Housing Alliance and the campaign group Australians for Affordable Housing.