Northern NSW Aboriginal Tenants Advice & 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

Wed, 06/12/2023 - 13:22

Tenant Advocates – Nurture and Grow

The annual TAAS Conference took place last month in Birpai Country, Port Macquarie. The theme of the conference was 'Nurture and Grow' – to evoke the approach we seek to take with clients, renters' rights and knowledge, and our own skills. Over 100 Tenant Advocates from across NSW gathered to learn and connect. The conference is organised by the Tenants' Union of NSW, and this was the largest face-to-face conference we have ever delivered.
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Mon, 05/12/2022 - 12:59

Standing Strong – Tenant Advocates Conference

In November 2022 almost 100 Tenant Advocates and guests gathered on Yuin Country for our Annual Conference. The theme of the conference this year was "Standing Strong" – in reference to the work Tenant Advocates do supporting tenants, especially through tough times like the last few years. 
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Tue, 09/11/2021 - 12:28

Forging Ahead – Tenant Advocates Conference

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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03/05/2023

Tenants' Union joins May Day rally – workers rights and housing justice go hand in hand

May Day (International Workers’ Day) is an important tradition established in the 1800s. In many countries it is a public holiday and allows workers to rally around issues they are facing. 
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02/05/2023

New sample letters

We have published 7 new sample letters for residents of land lease communities, covering some of the most common scenarios faced by residents.
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02/05/2023

Tenant advocates to National Cabinet: no time for half-measures on renters’ rights

As housing ministers meet today, national housing and tenancy organisations have called upon the National Cabinet to seize the opportunity to boost renters’ rights in response to rising housing…
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24/04/2023

Tenants' Union photo competition winner captures anxiety for pets and renters alike

Dylan Young is the winner of the Pets category in the Through a Renters' Lens photography competition run by the Tenants' Union. We had a chat with Dylan about taking part in the…
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13/04/2023

Zoom forum: Opportunities to Make Renting Fair in NSW after the #RentersElection23

Join the Opportunities to Make Renting Fair in NSW after the #RentersElection23 Zoom forum at 6pm on Thursday, 4 May, to celebrate the wins achieved by and for renters over the past few months,…
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31/03/2023

Through a Renter's Lens: "We make our own homes"

Rod Smith is the winner of the People category in the Tenants' Union’s recent photography competition. This week he dropped into our offices to pick up his framed winning photograph and we…
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28/03/2023

Incoming Minns’ government needs to implement promised reforms to our renting system urgently

Tenants' Union of NSW welcomes incoming Minns Government and encourages immediate action to deliver on promised urgent reforms for renters
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08/03/2023

Through a Renter's Lens – photo competition exhibition night

A special exhibition at Customs House showcased the top entries from our renter's photo competition. The exhibition gave renters’ a platform to share their stories directly with other…
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08/03/2023

Through a Renter's Lens – photo competition top entries

Over the last few months we were delighted to host a statewide competition and exhibition of renters' photography. We were thrilled with the number and quality of entries we received on all…
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03/03/2023

NSW to ban ‘no grounds’ evictions for renters during periodic tenancies

Regardless of the outcome of the upcoming election on 25 March, NSW will see an end to ‘no grounds’ evictions during periodic tenancies. Achieving cross-party support for ending ‘no grounds’…
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04/01/2023

Survey: Renter's privacy and data

You may have heard that the NSW Government is looking at the information that is being collected about tenants during the application process and how it is being stored. This is a great…
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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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