Housing

Everybody should have access to adequate, appropriate and affordable housing. Government housing policies and programs should be based on the principle that housing assistance must be provided equitably to people in different forms of housing (home owners, private renters, public renters). 

 Read CPSA's full housing policy here


Boost to public housing renovations

IN A BOOST to the public housing sector, the NSW Government has ordered 10 years' worth of renovations and upgrades to public housing to be conducted over the next two years.

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Affordable Housing still not cheap

Middle income earners could find more affordable housing under a new scheme agreed to in Parliament before Christmas.

The National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAF) aims to provide 50,000 new rental dwellings over the next four years.

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A benevolent housing development

By Older Persons Tenants' Service

THE Benevolent Society, Australia’s oldest charity, has plans for a new form of housing, care and support for older people.

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Tips for tenants: get educated about your rights

Older Persons Tenants’ Service (OPTS) will run tenancy rights sessions at Canterbury/Bankstown, Waverley, Gosford, Lismore and Lithgow. OPTS will target older tenants living in private rental, public housing and community housing. It will also include Aged Care Assessment workers, carers and relatives of older tenants.

Read more: Tips for tenants: get educated about your rights

Seniors living NSW style

By Older Persons Tenants' Service

THE Older Persons Tenants’ Service (OPTS) was contacted by a Tenancy Advice and Advocacy Service in June 2007 for advice when an elderly Chinese couple living in an aged care facility were issued with a notice of termination.

Read more: Seniors living NSW style

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