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A Housing Crisis in NSW: Parliamentary Inquiry
29 October 2014 On 8th September, the NSW Parliament’s Select Committee on Social, Public and Affordable Housing tabled its final report after a wide-reaching inquiry. A number of submissions made by RLC during the inquiry were drawn upon in the final report.
Auditor-General’s Report highlights problems with the NSW public housing system
17 December 2013 On 30 July 2013 the Auditor-General released his report Making the Best Use of Public Housing.
Housing NSW Market Rent Increases
29 October 2013 In September 2013, Housing NSW sent out notices to public housing tenants to tell them that their rent is being increased. The increases are up to $300 per week. The increases apply only to tenants who pay market rent.
Spare Bedroom Tax
29 October 2013 Spare Bedroom Tax refers to a Housing New South Wales policy that commenced in September 2013. This policy is aimed at addressing under-occupancy in public housing properties.
RLC in the Media: Public Housing renters demand action on mould
24 October 2013 RLC's Joanna Shulman and Natalie Bradshaw spoke with 7.30 NSW's Quentin Dempster on Friday, 27 September 2013 about Housing NSW properties in a bad state of disrepair. Watch the full report...
RLC in the Media: Public Housing renters demand action on mould
01 October 2013 RLC's Joanna Shulman and Natalie Bradshaw spoke with 7.30 NSW's Quentin Dempster on Friday, 27 September 2013 about Housing NSW properties in a bad state of disrepair.
"Get it Fixed!" Website Launches
17 September 2013 Get it Fixed NSW is a group of community organisations who has recently launched a website featuring tenants' stories about their attempts to get Housing NSW to do repairs.
Boarding Houses Act Commences
17 September 2013 The Boarding Houses Act 2012 commenced in full on July 1, a long awaited change that will mean that boarding house residents are better protected in law.
Rights for Boarders and Lodgers
04 September 2013 RLC has been active in the fight for improved rights for boarders and lodgers for over 30 years.
RLC in the Media: Housing NSW's failure to respond to vulnerable tenants
15 August 2013 South Sydney Herald Article features an article this month on RLC's lodgment of an Ombudsman complaint regarding Housing NSW failure to respond to vulnerable tenants.