The Tenants Union of NSW

New website for social housing

Screen shot of Family and Community Services site. Main text reads: We're here to help with housing. Find out how we can help with housing, how to apply, understand your rights and responsibilities as a tenant or request help with a property
There is a new version of the Family and Community Services website being built. The new site is bringing together a variety of FACS websites, including the sites for Housing, Housing Pathways and the old Aging, Disability and Home Care. We encourage all tenants, tenant advocates and community workers to visit the site and leave feedback.
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Research into housing for younger people

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Are you living at home, sharing or renting on your housing? Are you aged between 18-35 years? Help make a difference for better housing choices.
Have your say on the type of housing young people want to live in today & in the future and receive a $50 Coles/Myer voucher for your time.
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Share Housing in Sydney: Questionnaire

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Older people are increasingly living in share accommodation. Simultaneously, there is an increasing use of ‘smart’ technologies that influence people’s access to and experience of housing. The University of Sydney is carrying out research covering both these issues and you can help!
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Utilities hardship research

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Coming home to a house with no power or living with fear of not being able to afford power bills is something no one should have to do. But with rising costs it's something we hear of more and more.
TUNSW is supporting research looking at how people cope with their energy and water bills and the circumstances that may lead to people being disconnected, either now or in the future.
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Tenant Advocates working together to support renters

Tenant Advocates at the TAAS Network Meeting
Last week, Tenant Advocates came together for the Tenants’ Advice and Advocacy Services (TAAS) Network meeting. Around 60 Advocates participated in the meeting over two days, representing almost all TAASs from across New South Wales.
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Everybody's Home – campaign to fix Australia's housing system

Everybody's home campaign
Everybody's Home is a new campaign by a coalition of organisations in the housing and community sectors. The campaign will bring national attention to reforms urgently needed to fix Australia’s housing system. The TU is happy to be supporting this campaign aimed at improving housing for everyone, including renters.
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TUNSW Report on 5 years of the Boarding Houses Act 2012

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The Tenants' Union today released its report marking five years of the Boarding Houses Act 2012, the first legislation to give rights to boarding house residents in New South Wales. The report finds that while the Act was an historic step forward which has brought some improvement, it has not created the change needed for the residents of boarding houses in our state.
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Community languages poster

Tenants have rights! Community langugaes poster
The Tenants' Union of NSW produces a series of factsheets in community languages which provide a practical, up-to-date, short introduction to tenants’ rights in NSW. Factsheets are available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Korean, Vietnamese, Spanish, Farsi, Thai and Japanese. This poster promotes the community languages available – please download and display it!
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Farewell Ned (see you soon)

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The TU and friends farewell its Senior Policy Officer, Ned Cutcher, after 9 years working with the Tenants' Union and 16 years in the tenancy rights sector.
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Is your apartment fire safe?

Building cladding
If you own, live in or manage an apartment, we encourage you to make sure your building is fire safe. Material that covers external walls, also known as cladding, can increase the intensity and speed a fire spreads if it’s the wrong type or not installed correctly. The NSW Government is working hard to address these fire safety risks and new laws have been introduced to ban unsafe building products in NSW. Read more about actions you can take and where to get further information.
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