ACT Shelter

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. This includes people who are homeless or who are at risk of homelessness.

Our role is to provide an informed voice on policy issues that impact on housing justice. This voice in informed by policy research, close collaboration, networking and consultation with housing consumers and community based organisations working on housing and related issues. Using this information we promote housing justice and better housing outcomes for people on low incomes, in all housing types – including social, private rental and home ownership.


By becoming a member of ACT Shelter you can contribute towards creating a more just and equitable society.

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Forums and events

ACT Shelter’s popular monthly forums are a key element of our consultation with our stakeholders and also feature interesting speakers on a wide range of topics around housing and homelessness in the ACT.

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ACT Shelter does not provide accommodation. If you are in need of emergency housing please contact OneLink at or call  1800 176 468.

OneLink is the central information/access point for human services for the ACT. OneLink will work with you so that you can access the right services and support for you and your family.

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This service receives funding under the National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA) and/or the National partnership Agreement on Homelessness, which are jointly funded by the ACT and Australian Governments.