Community Housing Transfers - What's it all about?

A joint Tenants Union NSW and Shelter NSW Forum

With the NSW government announcing the transfer of another 18,000 public housing properties to the community housing sector in coming years, many tenants are asking what it will mean for them and their tenure in social housing.

This forum aims to bring together agencies responsible for implementing the transfers with tenants and other stakeholders to clarify who will be impacted by these changes, when they take effect, how they will be implemented, and discuss what agencies and tenants will need to successfully navigate the process.
Sound good? 

The first of these has now sold out.  But there are two more:

Our agenda for this half day forum is as follows:
10:00am  Introduction and aims - Shelter NSW and Tenants Union NSW

10:10am Overview of the transition community housing – who will be impacted, how it will work, timetables, etc. (presentation followed by audience Q&A) - Humair Ahmad, Director - Community Housing and Pathways, FACS

10:50am The tenant experience of transferring from public to community housing - Community housing tenants - speakers TBC
11:15 am Morning tea
11:45am  Compact project overview– preliminary findings and principles to underpin effective community engagement - Mary Perkins, Shelter NSW
12:00pm  Consulting with tenants: experience of community housing providers - Adam West, Manager, Business Development, NSW Federation of Housing Associations

12:20pm  Group discussions: What information and support will tenants need to navigate the transfer process? What are the community’s expectations? What can FACS and community housing providers do to support tenants?

12:50pm  Feedback from group sessions

1:00pm  Close

Who should attend?
We strongly encourage public housing tenants, community housing providers (and potential providers), government agencies involved in the transfer, and those with an interest in consulation and social housing policy to attend.

When: Monday 1 May 2017 - 10am-1pm (morning tea provided)
Where: Meeting rooms, 377-383 Sussex St Sydney
Cost: $30 (social housing tenants are free of charge)
Registrations: Essential.

Sarah Wilson, Shelter NSW
02 9267 5733 ext 12