Housing

Will NSW have an affordable housing fund?

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.

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More Bang For Your Bond!

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.

Read more: More Bang For Your Bond!

Tenants face eviction as NSW Government sells homes with protected tenancies

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.

Read more: Tenants face eviction as NSW Government sells homes with protected tenancies

Affordable housing inquiry calls for urgent action

A NSW Parliamentary committee has made 41 recommendations to address the chronic lack of affordable housing options in NSW.

Read more: Affordable housing inquiry calls for urgent action

“She won’t be right mate”: Homeless services lost

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.

Read more: “She won’t be right mate”: Homeless services lost

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