Our Strategy

NT Shelter is a member-based, not-for-profit incorporated association that works towards a just and fairer housing system, particularly for disadvantaged groups and those on low to moderate incomes.

We receive funding from the Northern Territory Government’s Department of Housing and Community Development. This comes in the form of a 5 year funding agreement to carry out our role as the peak body for affordable housing and homelessness. We are grateful for this support, noting that it does not preclude NT Shelter’s activities and advocacy in its capacity as an independent organisation and peak body.

NT Shelter has an independent, skills-based board with geographic representation across the Northern Territory.

Our Vision

Appropriate and Affordable Housing for ALL Territorians

Our Mission

NT Shelter works towards a just and fairer housing system in the NT. We aim to ensure appropriate and affordable housing is available for everyone, especially disadvantaged groups and those on low incomes in the NT.

Our Key Principles

  • Housing is a human right
  • NT Shelter works collaboratively with all stakeholders
  • As a Territory wide organisation we have a focus on the regions and Indigenous communities of the NT
  • NT Shelter promotes consumer rights
  • Indigenous housing disadvantage must be addressed

Strategic Plan

NT Shelter’s 2017-2020 Strategic Plan is based on action across four key areas:

  • Action Area One: Research & Policy Development
  • Draw out and disseminate relevant research
  • Evidence based policy development
  • Action Area Two: Advocacy
  • Advocate for the NT housing and homelessness sectors
  • Action Area Three: Sector Consultation, Co-ordination, and Capacity Building
  • Information sharing & networking
  • Facilitation of sector training and development opportunities
  • Action Area Four: Strong Governance & Business Development
  • Engaged and participatory Board Members

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