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Ms Leonie King appointed new CWH CEO

City West Housing has today (20 September 2017) announced the appointment of Ms Leonie King as its new CEO, effective 13 November 2017. 

City West Housing, a not-for-profit organisation, is one of Australia’s leading affordable rental housing providers and currently celebrating its 22nd year of offering high-quality and affordable rental properties to key city infrastructure workers in the Ultimo, Pyrmont, Green Square, Eveleigh and Harold Park areas of Sydney.

Ms King’s executive career, in both government and…

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Release on actions and solutions from July 2017 Affordable Housing Forum

Affordable Housing Forum releases Communique on actions and solutions 

Sydney is the second-most unaffordable city in the world was not lost on close to 200 people who came together to discuss practical solutions to the chronic underinvestment in social and affordable Housing crisis in Sydney.  Diverse participants from all levels of government, development industry, community housing sector, NGOs, private sector, urban development and planning professionals, and housing researchers were in attendance and worked collaboratively to develop a Communique on Affordable Housing. The Hon Anthony…

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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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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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