CWH at Mardi Gras Fair Day 2019

Several months ago, our resident advisory group 'Tenants' Voice' raised with us that they would like to have a CWH stall at Mardi Gras Fair Day, with support from CWH staff. Mardi Gras fairDay is a large community event that signifies the opening weekend of Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Over 80,000 patrons flock to Victoria Park in Camperdown for a day filled with live entertainment, over 200 stalls, and food and drink outlets.

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At City West Housing (CWH) we are committed to providing the best possible service for our residents and improving our understanding of the service areas where we excel and where there are opportunities to improve.

CWH is working with the Community Housing Industry Association NSW (CHIA NSW) to administer our 2019 Tenant Satisfaction Survey. By now you should have received  a letter from CHIA NSW, along with a copy of the  2019 annual resident survey to complete. You can complete the survey either online or hardcopy. 

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ABC NEWS: Calls to put money into low cost housing rather than retirement savings

In the wake of the latest Gratton Institue report, ABC Newsreached out to CWH for a special feature discussing superannuation and housing affordability. The Gratton Institute report acknowledged the retirement incomes system is not working for some low-income Australians who rent, particularly in Sydney and Melbourne.  As reported by ABC low-income earners, particularly woman renting are most vulnerable to poverty in retirement. With 80% of older single woman renting this issue is widespread.  

The ABC segment featured one of our residents Jade who previously fell into this vulnerable category before accessing affordable housing. Our CEO Leonie King is also interviewed, calling for more diverse investment in Affordable housing from institutions such as superannuation and ethical investment funds. 

You can watch the segment HERE