| 22/06/2020

Economic stimulus proposal: Healthy & affordable homes

The Tenants' Union, together with over 50 other organisations, is calling for governments to invest in energy efficiency and solar PV for low income homes to stimulate tens of thousands of…
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| 15/06/2020

Reflections on 10 years of Tenant Advocacy

After 10 and a half years, Maralyn Schofield is leaving her role as Coordinator of the Northern Rivers Tenants' Advice and Advocacy Service. We took the opportunity to ask her for some of…
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| 15/06/2020

60 day stop on COVID-19 evictions ends, restrictions on evictions continue

From 14 June the initial 60 day stop on evictions for rent arrears where the household is in financial hardship due to COVID-19 ended. However, there are still restrictions on the eviction of…
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| 12/06/2020

International student COVID-19 crisis accommodation

The NSW Government is funding temporary crisis accommodation for vulnerable international students in NSW during the current COVID-19 pandemic. The scheme will be delivered through approved…
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| 25/05/2020

Change Management: Social Housing Management Transfers Program Best Practice Report

Between October 2018 and September 2019 the management of more than 14,000 public housing tenancies across nine geographical regions of NSW was transferred from the management of the Department…
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| 15/05/2020

New report finds investment in social housing is critical to Australia’s post-COVID-19 economic recovery  

Three initiatives are critical to Australia’s post COVID-19 economic recovery, a new report finds: build additional social and affordable housing stock across NSW; repair old social housing…
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| 14/05/2020

NSW Parliament passes extra emergency measures: what this means for renters

On Tuesday and Wednesday this week NSW Parliament considered a number of measures that might provide further support for NSW renters during the COVID-19 pandemic. While not all of the measures…
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| 12/05/2020

Further support needed for renters in NSW

The current COVID-19 health crisis has impacted everyone in our community. For many renters the challenge of losing a job and reduced household income, or other financial and health impact, has…
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| 11/05/2020

Rent Reduction Calculator

We are proud to make this calculator available to people in NSW looking at negotiating rents. It's an unfamiliar process for many people, and it can be tricky working out what you can…
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| 30/04/2020

Support for JobSeeker claimants

The Welfare Rights Centre has launched a campaign to let new JobSeeker claimants know that help and support are available. If you are struggling with a Centrelink decision about your JobSeeker…
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| 24/04/2020

Being evicted? Can you share your story or photo?

Although there is a moratorium on evictions in NSW, it won't stop all evictions for all renters. Now more than ever, it's important to share your story. If you are facing eviction and…
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| 15/04/2020

Are evictions stopped in NSW? Yes. But...

From Wednesday 15th April the NSW Evictions Moratorium came into effect. So there is a stop on evictions, at least for 60 days – but not on all evictions and not for all people. For more detail…
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