BEFORE the State Election, the Council of Social Service, NSW (NCOSS), Infrastructure Partnerships Australia (a developer lobby group) and the Baird Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish an affordable housing fund.
THE TENANTS’ Union of NSW and the Network of Tenants Advice & Advocacy Services are running a campaign to highlight how the interest from tenants’ bonds is spent.
When someone moves into a private rental property, they must pay up to four weeks’ rent in advance as part of their rental agreement as a guarantee to the owner that they will not damage the property or fall behind in rent.
BACK in 2012, the NSW Government stated its intention to do away with a piece of legislation, the Landlord and Tenant (Amendment) Act 1948 as part of its ‘Making NSW Number One Again’ campaign.
A NSW Parliamentary committee has made 41 recommendations to address the chronic lack of affordable housing options in NSW.
THE NSW GOVERNMENT’s changes to homelessness services will see a huge loss of expertise including 70 organisations and up to 400 jobs, as mostly larger church-based organisations takeover hundreds of contracts over the next few months.