CWH in the Media

https://www.thefifthestate.com.au/innovation/residential-2/times-up-we-need-good-affordable-housing/

The Fifth Estate - June 20, 2019

Press Release

25th Anniversary Video Press Release - June 20, 2019

https://vimeo.com/343371549

Vimeo 25th Anniversary video - New Possibilities - June 20, 2019

https://www.abc.net.au/news/programs/the-business/2018-12-07/calls-to-put-money-into-low-cost-housing-rather/10596424

ABC News - December 7, 2018

Leonie King and one of our residents Jade recently featured on a special ABC report discussing superannuation and housing affordability.

https://www.news.com.au/finance/real-estate/renting/how-affordable-housing-is-helping-workers-cut-their-rent-and-commute/news-story/c4c971c4b97aee5c2802c59df8668f6a

News.com.au - October 15, 2018

Interview with our essential worker resident victor. How affordable housing is helping these workers cut rent and commute.

https://www.thefifthestate.com.au/columns/spinifex/growing-pains-some-sydneysiders-are-losing-sight-of-what-makes-a-city-great/

The Fifth State – June 11, 2018

Publication written by CEO Leonie King about increasing partnerships to create more affordable housing and build a better Sydney that plans for the future.

https://www.news.com.au/finance/real-estate/sydney-nsw/75-affordable-units-to-be-built-in-forest-lodge/news-story/bd073d3ea0164b2b2760d8485789c3cb

News.com.au – May 17, 2018 

Construction has officially begun on a new development in Forest Lodge, which is set to provide 75 affordable homes to those on low to moderate incomes.

https://www.domain.com.au/news/its-crisis-time-35-million-affordable-housing-development-to-be-built-at-harold-park-20180516-h102wx/

Domain – May 16, 2018

The supply of housing for key workers will be given a much-needed boost, with work set begin on a new $35 million affordable housing development in inner Sydney.

https://www.domain.com.au/news/experts-disappointed-in-federal-budgets-lack-of-focus-on-affordable-housing-20180509-h0zu7n/

Domain – May 9, 2018

City West Housing featured commentary about federal budgets lack of focus on affordable housing. ‘There has been little incentive for the states to “play ball” when it comes to establishing the new national agreemen’t, according to Leonie King, chief executive of affordable housing provider City West Housing.

https://www.realestate.com.au/news/new-initiatives-set-to-increase-supply-of-social-and-affordable-housing/?rsf=syn:news:nca:dt:spa

Realestate.com – April 28, 2018

Educational article on affordable housing featuring City West Housing. Comments from resident Alice Anderson and CEO Leonie King. 

https://mumbrella.com.au/filtered-media-launches-social-enterprise-division-led-louisa-sampson-510258

Mumbrella – April 10, 2018 

Public relations and content marketing agency Filtered Media has launched its own social enterprise practice with not-for-profit City West Housing.

https://theconversation.com/mission-nearly-impossible-the-city-of-sydneys-efforts-to-increase-the-affordable-housing-supply-93366

The Conversation – March 28, 2018

Article on City’s efforts to increase affordable housing supply. CWH featured in explorations of Voluntary Planning Agreements where developer can agree to fund affordable housing. 

https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/more-affordable-housing-for-green-square-as-council-sells-land-20180202-h0skgq.html

Sydney Morning Herald – February 5, 2018

Article on Green Square developments. CWH featured for their Botony Road development which was the first affordable housing to be opened in Green Square.  

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/feb/01/sydney-last-stand-gentrification-public-housing-sirius

The Guardian – February 1, 2018

Article about gentrification and lack of affordable housing. Featured mention of CWH as the only affordable housing provider Central to Eveleigh with commentary from previous CEO Janelle Goulding.

https://www.domain.com.au/news/glebes-35-million-development-drop-in-the-ocean-for-affordable-housing-shortage-20171207-h00v2k/

Domain – December 7, 2017 

Glebe’s $35 million development ‘drop in the ocean’ for affordable housing shortage. Feature on CWH’s Wentworth development with calls for further affordable housing. 

https://www.smh.com.au/business/the-economy/they-have-to-have-alternatives-census-highlights-rent-not-mortgage-stress-20170627-gwzhf3.html

Sydney Morning Herald - June 27, 2017

Article featuring CWH and affordable housing as an alternative to rental stress. Interview with CWH resident Garnet who advocates for the supply of affordable housing. 

https://www.domain.com.au/news/nraslike-subsidy-needed-to-boost-investment-in-affordable-housing-experts-say-20170519-gw8yuq/

Domain – May 29, 2017

Article calling for new affordable housing subsidy system with commentary from CWH interim CEO Sara Watts.

https://www.afr.com/real-estate/piper-property-to-develop-key-worker-apartments-in-bondi-20170519-gw8kyz

Australian Financial Review – May 18, 2017

Expose on rising rent and lack of housing affordability 

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-10/affordable-housing-scheme-helping-essential-workers/8432522

ABC - April 11, 2017

Affordable housing scheme helping 'essential workers' live in the area they work. Interview with CWH resident Anna-Marie. ‘Anna-Marie Phillips is one of the lucky few who is in an affordable housing scheme.’

https://www.abc.net.au/7.30/councils-and-community-organisations-call-from/8432592#

ABC – April 10, 2017 

Councils and community organisations call from more community housing. 7:30 with Leigh Sales segment featuring City West and resident Anna-Marie

https://fbiradio.com/945fm/programs/backchat/2017-03-25/affordable-housing-in-sydney-with-s/

FBI Radio – March 25, 2017

Radio segment Affordable housing in Sydney with Sara Watts, Interim CEO at City West Housing

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-21/sydney-squeeze-affordable-housing-rent-control-options/8370364

Domain, March 21, 2017

Article on CWH tenant Karen Ward. ‘Ms Ward and Charlie now live in a modern two-bedroom apartment in Zetland which was built last year exclusively as an affordable housing block by not-for-profit developer City West Housing.’

https://www.domain.com.au/news/heres-what-an-affordable-housing-tenant-actually-looks-like-20170315-guychi/

Domain – March 21, 2017

‘Here’s what an affordable housing tenant actually looks like.’ Feature on CWH resident Alice Anderson breaking the stigma around affordable housing residents. 

https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/inner-west/a-30-million-apartment-block-will-offer-99-innercity-units-at-cheap-rents-to-key-workers-earning-up-to-90000-a-year/news-story/8184b3d608b96fa748f6fce660357117

Daily Telegraph - January 16, 2017

A proposal to provide 99 so-called affordable or “key worker” apartments in the heart of Glebe is being examined by the City of Sydney. Not-for-profit City West Housing wants to build the $30 million eight-storey apartment block containing rent-subsidised one-, two- and three-bedroom units.

https://www.domain.com.au/news/city-of-sydney-council-reveals-plans-for-450-new-affordable-homes-20160826-gr0w0l/

Domain – August 27, 2016

‘City of Sydney Council reveals plans for 450 new affordable home.’ Security guard Lisa Ervasti, 63, was forced to couch-surf at friends’ homes when the apartment she’d lived in for the past 11 years was sold and the rent jumped by $140 aweek. Then, in May, she was offered a unit in Zetland in May by affordable housing developer City West Housing.

https://www.domain.com.au/news/affordablehousing-shortage-leaves-the-working-homeless-sleeping-rough-in-sydney-20160807-gqn3xh/

Domain – August 9, 2016

‘Affordable housing shortage in inner Sydney leaves workers sleeping rough.’ Commentary from previous CEO Janelle Goulding on essential workers being unable to afford to rent where they work, resorting to sleeping in cars. 

https://www.domain.com.au/advice/firsthome-buyers-left-relying-on-home-building-causing-price-drops-nsw-budget-20160621-gpo260/

Domain – June 21, 2016

Article on NSW budget with commentary on affordability of housing. Interview with CWH resident Priscilla. ‘Priscilla Hair, an aged care worker and single mother-of-two, was on a housing waitlist for five years before securing a rental apartment in Zetland with affordable housing provider City West Housing.’

https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/nsw-governments-central-to-eveleigh-property-development-excludes-social-housing-20160324-gnqj05.html

Sydney Morning Herald - 25 March, 2016

Article on exclusion of social housing in development plans Central to Eveleigh. City West featured as the only affordable housing provider in the area with commentary from former CEO Janelle Goulding

https://innersydneyvoice.org.au/magazine/2276-2/

Inner Sydney Voice – February 24, 2016

As the Community Engagement Manager of City West Housing, one of the constant topics discussed with tenants was for a project that would challenge people’s perceptions and interactions with those around them on a day to day basis. We wanted to create the opportunity to promote a positive exchange, connecting with the wider community irrespective of their particular group/demographic.

https://innersydneyvoice.org.au/magazine/building-community-in-new-social-housing/

Inner Sydney Voice – 25 November, 2015

The process of building a community, in any setting is a challenge. With social housing developments in the inner city living, the task of creating a harmonious and supportive community can be even harder. René McKenzie-Low brings many years of experience in the field to City West Housing.

https://www.news.com.au/finance/real-estate/the-affordable-housing-solution-that-actually-works/news-story/23cefa76a052b8bd70ba214d02a58cee

News.com.au – March 2017, 2015 

‘Australia is an expensive place. Many of us can’t even afford to rent a nice home, let alone buy one. But there’s a solution working now.’

 https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/city-east/city-west-housing-project-at-eveleigh-offers-affordable-rental-option-minutes-from-sydney-cbd/news-story/2d1cff45003ea485f9a81f4431d20464

Daily Telegraph – December 10, 2014

City West Housing project at Eveleigh offers affordable rental option minutes from Sydney CBD.