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Affordable Housing Forum - 24 July 2017

City west Housing is an organisation dedicated to the provision of affordable housing in Sydney. Don't miss an opportunity to be part of this event to find real-world solutions to Sydney’s affordable housing crisis.

Local and State government, community housing, investors and developers, planners, and leading academics will come together to find real-world solutions to Sydney’s affordable housing crisis. The one-day Affordable Housing Forum, on 24 July 2017 at UTS, will focus on how stakeholders can better work together to deliver affordable housing to low and moderate income…

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Affordable housing: City of Sydney sells Alexandria land to community providers Published by: - 19 June 2017. Story by Michael Bleby

The City of Sydney is selling more than 8900 square metres of surplus land to community housing providers to boost the stock of affordable housing in the southern suburbs.

Under terms of the discounted sale, provider City West Housing will purchase the larger part of the site on Botany Road in Alexandria, earmarked for 200 apartments, for $18 million. It will create ground-floor commercial space below the apartments. 

A number of…

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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: 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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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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