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2024 Budget submission

Our ACT Budget submission is below, click on the arrows at the bottom of the document to move through the pages:

Inquiry into the Property Developers Bill 2023

ACT Shelter Submission The Property Developers Bill 2023 was presented in the Assembly on 30 November 2023.   According the the Government, the Bill: Establishes a licensing scheme for individuals and entities that engage in residential development activity. Establishes a regulatory scheme to bring property developers into the regulatory chain of accountability for building work they are […]

The Renting Book

The ACT Government produces this overview of the Residential Tenancies Act as a reference for tenants, landlords and other housing providers.   The Act (s13) requires landlords to provide tenants with a copy of it or advise where to access it prior to commencement of a tenancy.  The publication was recently updated. To read through the […]

Working with People with High and Complex Needs in Homelessness Services & the ACT Housing Asset Assistance Program – Evidence Review

In 2023 ACT Shelter undertook a desktop review project for Housing ACT to be used as a resource for the new procurement process for providing appropriate services for people not engaging with existing support services The research paper provides:  A collated list of available source data that considers: The characteristics of highly vulnerable service users and […]

Parity – Residential Tenancies Reform

ACT Shelter is regularly contacted to contribute articles to journals including Parity, Australia’s leading national homelessness publication. Published ten times a year, each edition explores a specific element of homelessness from personal, local, social, and global perspectives.  The Reforming Residential Tenancies Acts edition provides a very useful overview of renting and tenancy laws across the […]

The National Nine – Principles for Strengthening Renters’ Rights

ACT Shelter was commissioned to produce this brief report providing expert guidance for the national proposals being developed by Housing Ministers for consideration within the National Cabinet to improve our rental housing system and better ensure renters have access to safe, affordable, appropriate and secure homes. This report is a useful reference for anyone seeking […]

Return on investment for social housing in the ACT

Date Published: 01 Aug 2021 Authors: Jim Davison Nicola Brackertz Tom Alves ACT Shelter commissioned the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) to investigate whether providing direct access to planned, sustainable, long-term housing options for the homeless population, and those at risk of homelessness, in the ACT is a more cost-effective strategy for the […]

Productivity Commission Inquiry into the
National Housing and Homelessness

ACT Shelter is the peak housing body in the ACT. It is a not-for-profit organisation funded by the ACT Government to represent the interests of our members and provide advocacy and strategic advice on systemic issues affecting housing consumers in the ACT. We are an informed and independent voice on housing policy issues affecting the […]