Shelter WA is the independent peak body, based in Perth Western Australia, that advocates for social and affordable housing and ending homelessness.
We bring together a strong coalition of people and organisations committed to diverse, affordable housing choice for all, with a particular focus for people on low to moderate incomes, vulnerable housing consumers and people experiencing homelessness.
Shelter WA undertakes research, engagement, policy development and strong advocacy to drive solutions to build an effective housing system and alleviate housing-related poverty. We work by collaborating with:
- Industry and peak bodies
- The community services sector
- Housing consumers
- Research and academic institutions
Housing unlocks opportunity, enhances health and well being, provides access to educational and employment options and enables people to fully participate in community life. We believe housing is a basic human right. Everybody has a right to a place to call home.
Our Vision: All people living in Western Australia have housing that enables them to thrive.
Our Purpose: We work with our members, and others where appropriate, to provide a strong voice and lead the development of an effective housing system.
Our Values: Courage, Innovation, Collaboration and Leadership.
Shelter WA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land. We pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging.
Shelter WA is part of a national network of housing organisations.
Website : http://www.shelterwa.org.au/
Headquarters: East Perth, WA
Year Founded: 1979
Company type: Not-for-profit
Company size: 2 – 10 employees
Specialties: Research, advocacy, affordable and social housing, ending homelessness, policy advice, stakeholder engagement.