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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06/12/2022

Submission: Review of Domestic Violence rental laws

In producing this submission, the Tenants' Union of NSW consulted closely with advocates from the statewide network of Tenants’ Advice and Advocacy Services and drew on their experiences…
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05/12/2022

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…
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01/12/2022

Submission: Keeping Pets in Rental Homes

A rental is not just a landlord’s investment property, it’s a person or family’s home. Renters should have the same rights as owner-occupiers to make simple choices to make the house they live…
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29/11/2022

Make Renting Fair Submission: Keeping Pets in Rentals

This is a submission compiled of the contributions, stories and views from over 75 renters, collected via a survey on the Tenants’ Union of NSW website, through Tenants’ Union of NSW and Make…
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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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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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