‘Not cheap, reasonable - the development of not-for-profit boarding houses’ was written by Colin Robinson.
This flyer is entitled, ‘Redevelopment of public housing estates: how can public housing tenants be informed and consulted?’.
In April 2011 tenants from five NSW public housing estates talked to Jon Eastgate and Shelter NSW staff members, Paula Rix and Craig Johnston, about their experiences of living in public housing, and the effect of changes in eligibility rules and allocation decisions on life in their communities. The full title of Shelter Brief 47 is 'View from the estates: tenants’ views of the impact of changes in eligibility and allocation policies on public housing estates'.
‘The experiences of applicants in the nominations process’ was written by R. Moss.
‘Tenant’s choice or Hobson’s choice: a study of the transfer of tenanted dwellings from public housing to community housing in NSW’ was written by Michael Darcy and Jill Stringfellow.
Shelter Brief 25 was written by Hazel Blunden.
Between October and December 2008, Shelter NSW held workshops with tenants and housing workers in eight regions of New South Wales. These workshops explored a range of housing issues, priorities and potential solutions to inform the direction of Shelter’s work. Shelter Brief 38, ‘Regional housing needs: report on Shelter NSW regional workshops from October to December 2008’, was written by Shelter NSW staff member Paula Rix.
Inadequate support services for social-housing tenants can have drastic consequences for tenants with high needs, and for their neighbours. This is one of the findings in a report on the connection between support services for NSW social housing tenants and sustaining tenancies. The report — ‘We look after our neighbours here’: support services for NSW social housing tenants by Jon Eastgate and Shelter NSW staff member, Paula Rix (Shelter Brief no. 52) — was based on four focus groups with tenants in different locations. The tenants identified a range of issues in their communities, including acute mental health conditions, drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence, ageing and physical disability. Often these issues show up for residents in the form of neighbourhood disturbances, and this means that they affect the entire neighbourhood. The consequences of inadequate support services for individuals include the worsening of health conditions (physical and mental), loss of housing and the risk of homelessness, and in extreme cases, an increased risk of suicide. The consequences for neighbours include increased tension and stress in neighbourhoods, increased anti-social behaviour leading to loss of feelings of safety, and burn-out for informal carers.
In Shelter Brief 44, Shelter NSW staff member Katie Florance has examined four housing issues that contribute to high levels of homelessness in NSW and Australia: an insufficient supply of affordable housing; the inadequate legislative protection of low-income tenants in private rental accommodation; discrimination (which can prevent access to private rental accommodation); and inadequate assistance programs (which can prolong the period spent being homeless or at risk of homelessness).