Northern NSW Aboriginal Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service (NATAAS)

 

CONTACT

Phone

1800 248 913

(02) 6643 4426

Hours:

Mon:

8:30am-4:30pm

Tue:

8:30am-4:30pm

Wed:

8:30am-4:30pm

Thu:

8:30am-4:30pm

Fri:

8:30am-4:30pm

 

ABOUT

The Northern NSW Aboriginal Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service (NATAAS) provides advice and advocacy to Aboriginal clients who have issues with their tenancy whether in social, community, or private housing. We provide telephone advice, letters of support, attend the Tribunal if you require support, and mediation where necessary with housing providers on your behalf. We can assist with Housing Appeals Committee applications, and follow up on your repairs issues. We can help find services who can assist you if you require support on other issues, and also attend meetings between you and your landlord (including Housing NSW), and negotiate with landlords if required. NATAAS can provide face-to-face outreach services (we will come to you), subject to availability. We also provide Community Education and Duty Advocacy.

Our services are available to Aboriginal renters in the areas from Wyong all up to Tweed Heads, then northwest to Boggabilla and down to Narrabri, and down to Muswellbrook.

If you are in the Newcastle area, please call the Newcastle office on 4967 7756.

This is a specialist Aboriginal Service. Non-Aboriginal tenants please contact your local tenants' service.

NEWS

09/11/2021

Forging Ahead – Tenant Advocates Conference 2021

In October 2021, around 100 Tenant Advocates from across NSW came together online for our annual Tenants Advice and Advocacy Services Conference, under the theme 'Forging Ahead'. It was a great opportunity for Tenant Advocates to hear from each other about the issues faced by different renters, and to learn, discuss and innovate in our practice. A main focus of the Conference this year was the huge challenges faced by renters due to COVID and the ongoing housing crisis, as well as how we can forge ahead and continue to improve.
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12/11/2020

Staying Connected – TAAS Conference 2020

Last week, over 100 Tenant Advocates participated in our first online Tenants Advice and Advocacy Services Conference. We explored a range of topics, including changes to tenancy laws, policy reform, and advocate work practice. We looked in detail at the effects COVID-19 has had on tenants lives, the Tribunal’s practices, tenancy law, and mental health. 
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10/02/2020

Advice and advocacy for renters in every community

Tenant Advocates are hard at work all across NSW – making sure tenants know their rights, so we can keep on building good homes and communities. Here are some of the recent examples of the work of our Network, from stalls in the community, to our Network Conference, to winning compensation for tenants, to resisting unfair evications, and helping tenants who are facing mutiple disadvantage.
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06/12/2022

Improving renting laws for people experiencing domestic violence

The Government is currently undertaking a statutory review of the domestic violence provisions. Along with Women's Legal Service NSW and Domestic Violence NSW undertook a survey to help us…
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28/11/2022

Electricity is a hot topic but little has changed for residents in land lease communities

There have been a number of consultations, reviews and inquiries into electricity in NSW over the past couple of years. The Tenants’ Union provided submissions to a number of these inquiries…
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28/11/2022

Margaret Reckless faces further challenges

The Tenants’ Union of NSW has been following and supporting Margaret Reckless' fight for her rights in the residential land lease community she has lived in for the past six years. Over…
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25/11/2022

Research: Northern Rivers floods expose flaws in NSW housing system

As flooding impacts more NSW communities, new research from UNSW City Futures Research Centre, jointly commissioned by the Tenants' Union of NSW along with Mission Australia, St Vincent de…
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21/11/2022

Tenants' Union Annual Report 2021-22

The 2021-2022 financial year began with Sydney under a strict four-month lockdown and finished with severe weather, flooding, and a deepening housing crisis. Through these challenging times, the…
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16/11/2022

Homes for people: Housing solutions for everyone

In November the Tenants' Union of NSW, along with our Homes for People coalition partners, organised a parliamentary briefing to launch the election advocacy platform Homes for People:…
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03/11/2022

Survey on Domestic Violence and Renting

Renters in NSW who are experiencing domestic violence are able to take action to end their tenancy and escape the situation without facing a penalty. They are also protected from financial…
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31/10/2022

Property Tax: TUNSW provides evidence to NSW Parliament

Last week the Tenants' Union of NSW spoke at the public hearing for the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into the Property Tax (First Home Buyer) Bill 2022 in support of the introduction of a…
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20/10/2022

Pets and renting — share your experience!

We would like to hear from NSW renters about your experiences renting with pets (or trying to get landlord permission for a pet). We will use information you provide to us to collate a…
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19/10/2022

NEWTAAS Annual Report 2022

Spiralling rents threaten many tenants with homelessness if they lose their homes. Many tenants are being evicted for no reason (no grounds terminations). NEWTAAS Tenant Advocates assess a…
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14/10/2022

Healthy Homes for Renters at NSW Parliament

Yesterday the Tenants' Union of NSW alongside Better Renting and Sweltering Cities provided a briefing on Healthy Homes for Renters to a diverse, cross section of Members of the NSW…
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05/10/2022

Evicted! A comedy about renting in Sydney

Evicted! is a new comedy about renting in Sydney. The film won the audience award for best feature at the 2022 Sydney Film Festival. It follows a ragtag bunch of millennial housemates who get…
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