Homelessness Services to Continue
8 May 2013
Minister for Family and Community Services Pru Goward today announced that NSW has signed a 12 month extension of the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH).
Please see media release (PDF, 130KB) for more information
Social housing rent increases
4 April 2013
Most social housing tenants continue to have their rents heavily subsidised by the NSW Government. Please see news for more details.
Ryde Office is relocating
3 April 2013
Housing NSW’s office in Blaxland Road, Ryde is relocating and will close from Friday 5 April 2013.
The new office will be at the West Ryde Community Centre at level 2, 3-5 Anthony Road, West Ryde and will open on Monday 8 April 2013. The phone number remains the same - 9809 8444.
Members sought for NSW Domestic and Family Violence Council
27 March 2013
The NSW Government is calling for applicants to participate in the newly formed NSW Domestic and Family Violence Council.
The Council will bring together experts from government and non-government agencies to facilitate a consistent and effective response to domestic and family violence across NSW. Please see Family and Community Services website for more information.
Unauthorised Occupants Caught and Paying Their Fair Share
26 March 2013
Minister for Family and Community Services Pru Goward welcomed the results of the recent amnesty for public housing tenants to declare unauthorised occupants. Please see media release (PDF, 74KB) for more information.
The Housing NSW Amnesty for Unauthorised Additional Occupants has now closed
18 March 2013
If you have any enquiries about an existing Amnesty declaration made to Housing NSW, please call the Housing Contact Centre on 1300 HOUSING (1300 468 746).
Changes to Housing NSW Succession of Tenancy policy announced
4 March 2013
To ensure public housing properties are provided to people with the greatest need, some changes will be made to the Succession of Tenancy policy from 25 March 2013.
These changes are to ensure a fair public housing system which gives priority to people and families that need assistance the most.
Please see media release (PDF, 86KB) and news for more information
Report a rorter - crackdown on unauthorised occupants yeilding results
1 March 2013
Minister for Family and Community Services Pru Goward announced that 1,074 tenants have admitted that they have not been paying the correct amount of rent and have declared that there are additional occupants in their taxpayer subsidised home, with a further 1,011 being investigated after being the subject of third party reports. Please see media release (PDF, 80KB) for more information.
Latest Rent and Sales Report
11 February 2013
The Rent and Sales Report is the sole authoritative source of data on NSW rent movements. Please see the latest Rent and Sales Report - Issue 102 for further information.
To report suspected child abuse or neglect, call the Child Protection Helpline on 132 111 (24 hours/7 days)