The Tenants Union of NSW

CLCNSW welcomes crucial funding from NSW government

NSW Attorney General Mark Speakman today announced over $6 million over two years in additional funding for community legal centres in NSW, stepping in to fill the void created by a pending reduction in funding by the federal government of 23 per cent in NSW. 
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Transfer of tenancy management from public housing to community housing providers

What do public housing tenants need to know about how the transfer of management of their tenancy to a community housing provider will affect them.
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Tenants' Union releases results of survey of share house residents

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Sharehouse residents have voiced their support for fair share-house rules in a new survey from the Tenants' Union of NSW. The current legal situation for share house residents is confusing, and leads to disputes which are difficult to resolve the survey found.
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A Compact for Renewal: What tenants want from Renewal

A Compact for Renewal: What tenants want from Renewal

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Respect for tenants, acknowledgment that renewal has damaging and disruptive impacts, that impacts will be mitigated and minimised, a commitment to real engagement, and that tenants receive a fair share of the benefits of renewal. These are the Principles for a proposed Compact for Renewal between agencies undertaking urban renewal and social housing tenants affected by renewal. 
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Federal Government must not let us down - ACOSS and National Shelter release 6 point National Housing Affordability Plan

Releasing today its 6 point "Housing Australia's People: A Serious Plan'", ACOSS and National Shelter set out a comprehensive package of reforms that would deliver growth in social and affordability housing for people on low and modest incomes and take the heat out of the open housing market for all.
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Funding cuts to Community Legal Centres reversed

Funding cuts to Community Legal Centres reversed
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Community Housing Transfers - What's It All About? - 2 New Forums

Community Housing Transfers - What's It All About? - 2 New Forums
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Home ownership is falling - what needs to happen?

Leo from the Tenants' Union of NSW speak on ABC News 24
Our Advocacy and Research Officer Leo spoke to ABC News 24 about a new report which shows that Australia has one of the lowest rates of home ownership amongst 9 countries analysed by HSBC.
We point out that what people really want are homes they can rely on - watch now!
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Airbnb's effect on rents - a new report from Tenants' Union of NSW

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Airbnb logo on the Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Tenants' Union has released a report investigating whether Airbnb has had an impact on the private rental sector in New South Wales. Airbnb does not appear to have had an impact on rents in Sydney, but the TU calls on government to ensure a sensible regulatory regime is implemented.
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