Marie Sillars

  • On September 2nd I have been invited to attend the REDWatch Meeting with the Tenants of Waterloo Public Housing Estate that is currently being sold off and I have been invited to talk to them about Community Housing, the differences and what they can expect. These people are being moved out of the Estate and have put up an incredible fight to stay…[Read more]

  • Marie Sillars posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    Hi Linda great to hear from you & happy you have joined us. If you use Facebook we have a National Alliance of Seniors for Housing Page so please join there as well. I live in Ryde so like yourself in lockdown and I hope that you are staying safe & well. Always happy to hear from like minded people 🙂

  • Marie Sillars posted an update 2 months ago

    Thursday 12th August Greta Angel and I attended a Zoom Meeting with my Local Mayor Jerome Laxale, Ryde Counsellors & the Leader of State Labor Chris Minns along with Rose Jackson (Shadow Housing). It was a very interesting discussion and I asked if Labor would look into changing the Priority Housing age from 80 to 55 and they agreed that this…[Read more]

    • Hi Linda great to hear from you & happy you have joined us. If you use Facebook we have a National Alliance of Seniors for Housing Page so please join there as well. I live in Ryde so like yourself in lockdown and I hope that you are staying safe & well. Always happy to hear from like minded people 🙂

  • Our new Leader has just announced his Shadow Cabinet, happy, happy joy joy! The Shadow Minister for Housing is Rose Jackson, lovely young woman who loves a good battle!

    I have congratulated her and tomorrow it will be “Hi Rose, now what has Labor got in mind for Senior Housing?”

  • I had a visit today from a 53 year old Tenant of my CHP, she has been homeless and couch surfing for a while also turning up for work at one stage. This lady has NO family and is totally alone, she was moved by FACS to a tiny 1 bedroom unit in the Northern Suburbs of Sydney and this place has thick mould, rats and 2 men who live there who are…[Read more]

  • Land tax concessions available for eligible affordable housing developers

    A new Affordable Housing Land Tax Concession is now available for eligible property developers where land is used to create affordable housing.

    What is the Affordable Housing Land Tax Concession?
    The Affordable Housing Land Tax Concession will provide eligible…[Read more]

  • I have been assisting some of our Public Housing Tenants who were handed over to Community Housing Providers 2.5 years ago and have observed that they are being treated as “second class Citizens” by the CHPs. Firstly the change over to Commonwealth Rent Assistance was a total disaster as most of the Tenants found themselves in Rent Arrears almost…[Read more]

  • Thanks Wendy, Uniting want to help write it all, I still have all of the paperwork and boxes of information, it was a unique experience, I am waiting until I am released from Fair Trading as Public Officer of this Group, then it will be time to write this even if it just helps the next Estate to be taken dawn. The folks from Millers Point & myself…[Read more]

  • Marie Sillars posted a new activity comment 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    You are doing an amazing job Wendy, terrible that this Lady is going through stuff like this at 83!

  • In 2015 I was living happily on a Housing Estate in Macquarie Park NSW, we had an amazing Community, very little Social problems and the buildings were 28 years old. The NSW Govt decided to sell off the Estate and my Tenant Group there (Incorporated) started to mount some opposition but as you can imagine it was pretty futile and we were inundated…[Read more]

  • Here in NSW nearly all of the Public Housing is being handed over to Community Housing and there have been some problems with this. CH is quite different from PH (I have lived in both). Quite a lot of the Tenants here where I live were handed over with very little information and people were totally confused when the changeover happened. The…[Read more]

  • Marie Sillars's profile was updated 5 months, 2 weeks ago

  • Twitter again, I saw a Lady posting about her plight with losing her home in Qld and wanting to go to WA with her two elderly dogs to live near her Family and someone placed a comment about “Connect to Home” .. our lovely Wendy so I asked the Lady to join our NASH Facebook Page and she did (along with a few others on the Twitter thread) so Wendy &…[Read more]

  • Have tried to help a local Family who are in “Head Leasing” and they are having to move by July 1st, they have limited English & FCJ worker seems unwilling to help them, they are scared and after coming from Afghanistan they are terrified of Govt Officials. I saw a thread on Twitter where Minister Gareth Ward was reacting to messages from my…[Read more]

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