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Sydney squeezeBack to top

PHOTO: Alice Anderson says an ongoing lease allows her to
 
Sydney squeeze: Is rent control the answer to the housing affordability crisis? Published by: www.abc.net.au. 21 March 2017.

Karen Ward has been renting in Sydney for 25 years. Until a year ago she was leasing a rundown house in Mascot with her son Charlie for about $450 per week.

"I found having a private landlord, he seemed to be able to put the rent up whenever he felt like it," Ms Ward said.

"There was no monitoring of repairs. Once when the toilet broke down, he said he didn't have time to fix it and said to me, 'use a bucket'.

"For myself and my son…

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Interim CEO appointmentBack to top

Photo: City West Housing, specialist supplier of affordable housing
 

City West Housing has engaged Sara Watts as its interim CEO following the departure of Janelle Goulding. 

Mike Rollo, Chairman of City West Housing, said “I would like to thank Ms Goulding for the contributions she made during her tenure and we wish her well. 

Today, as a specialist supplier of affordable housing, City West Housing provides 728 properties to key workers and continues to perform strongly. We currently have a number of sites under development and expect to add over 300 new properties within the next three years.

City West Housing continues to actively look…

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Photo: Cookbook featuring easy recipes, memories of family and stories.
 

Over the past few months CWH tenants and staff have put their heart and soul into a cookbook that shares not only some of their favourite recipes but also why those recipes are meaningful to them.

The cookbook was developed in partnership with UTS: Design, Architecture & Building students from Socially Responsive Design.

Featuring easy recipes, memories of family, stories from many food cultures.

The taste from home cookbook is free to download - click here

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Photo: proud sponsor of new toolkit for community housing providers
 
CWH was a proud sponsor of new toolkit for community housing providers

The new program, officially launched on International Women's Day, has been developed for community housing providers, to help strengthen approaches to domestic and family violence and older women's homelessness.

We were joined by representatives from NSW Federation of Housing, Domestic Violence NSW, Homelessness NSW and the Older Women's Studio Development project to learn about the new tool.

The event also included a panel discussion about the development of the program and the issues surrounding housing…

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