Submission: Social Housing Discussion Paper 2015


The Tenants' Union welcomes the present discussion of social housing in NSW. We are convinced that the discussion must go further, and consider the social housing sector in the context of the wider housing system. 

Much gets said about the 'failings' of the social housing sector; not nearly enough is said about the failings of the private sector. The private sector fails to provide low- and moderate-income households with sufficient opportunities to own their housing affordably, or to rent their housing affordably and securely. 

As we are convinced that the discussion of social housing must consider its wider housing context, so are we convinced that the NSW State Government's pending social housing policy must be complemented by a policy for the whole of the housing system.