NSW 2023 State Election – I Rent and I Vote
The upcoming election has renters in the hot seats, especially in marginal seats in Sydney’s west. Closer to home, voters in the over 92,000 renting households in the seats of Sydney, Newtown, Balmain and Heffron have a lot at stake....
3 February 2023
Scaling Youth Foyers for NSW
There is renewed nation-wide interest in the Youth Foyer model as a strategic response for some young people at risk of homelessness. The value of the model lies its integration of housing with strategies for the effective transition from vulnerability...
25 November 2021
John Engeler, Shelter NSW CEO, for Parity
Many of us who live in inner city Sydney are aware of the crumbling old mansions along the railway line from Central to Strathfield that seemed historically to house hundreds of disadvantaged people. This forms the basis of what most...
7 June 2021
‘Foot in the Door’ getting young people into private rentals
For a young person, entering the private rental market for the first time is a daunting and confusing process; navigating inspections, applications, and even establishing rental payments can be an anxiety-inducing exercise for anyone. For our most vulnerable young people,...
6 November 2020
Make Renting Fair: the realities of renting and why tenancy law needs to change
The problem of unfair evictions Nicole and her family had been living in her rented home in the Shoalhaven for three years when she got an eviction notice. The house had a serious mould problem that Nicole had been asking...
1 November 2018
Housing and the Gig Economy
Over the past 30 years our lives at work have been changing radically, just as our housing system has been changing too. In both cases stability and predictability are giving way to flexibility – and that has generally meant less...
10 October 2017
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