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A year of crisis and resilience

No matter what challenges this year has thrown at us, the team at the Tenants’ Union of NSW remained focused on helping people in some of the toughest moments of their lives – many who faced the risk of losing their home in the middle of the ongoing health and economic crisis. Like renters across NSW, our staff have shown incredible resilience in the face of crisis, delivering services and information online and at-home when people really needed them. The actions and impacts we have had this year are too many to mention, but our Annual Report covers the highlights...
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Our Annual Report features original artwork by Luke Penrith. We were delighted to be able to commission Luke to create a housing-inspired artwork earlier in the year. 

Luke is a contemporary Aboriginal Artist whose ancestry is connected through the Wiradjuri, Wotjobaluk, the Yuin and the Gumbaynggirr Nations. 

Luke says about this work:
"The boomerangs represent roofs on houses. Houses along the river, in the hills, the cities and along the coast."

Thank you so much for your work Luke!

2020-2021 at a glance...   Page views: 5 million Users: 921,185 Factsheets unique page views: 918,167 Most popular topics: Ending tenancy early, You want to leave, Repairs and Maintenance, Bond, Landlord ends agreement.  Renters’ Guide to COVID-19  Page views: 386,590 Unique page views: 158,884  Rent Tracker postcode tool  Unique users who accessed the tool: 16,494 Users who accessed Rent Tracker pages: 20,086
Social media  Facebook: 7,564 followers (12% increase) Engaged users: An average of 1,667 users per month engaged with our posts, with a peak of 6,824 in May. Twitter: 2,721 followers (5% increase) Engagement: An average of 324 engagements/month  The Noticeboard – land lease communities site  Page views: 39,038 Unique page views: 15,307 Outasite print magazine: 6,000 copies distributed Outasite lite email newsletter: 1,125 subscribers  Housing News Digest email  Subscribers: 188 Issues over the year: approx 104 (two issues per week)
Advice and assistance  14,992 – total instances of advice, assistance, and referrals  Education  254 Advocates, community workers and volunteers trained  Policy and advocacy  Supporting renters through COVID; protections extended Young renters survey and report International students support Regional housing taskforce Public and community housing workshop Strategic litigation against no grounds terminations,  and in support of land lease community residents

Can you help us keep up the good work?

We know many of you are already actively battling the housing crisis and supporting others in your community – we salute you and acknowledge your fantastic work! 

The Tenants' Union achieves a lot for the renters of NSW with the funding we receive, but we know we could do so much more. If you agree that our Annual Report demonstrates our impressive commitment, perhaps you would be willing to make a donation?
A special thank you goes out to those of you who donated in the last year – together you contributed over $7,000 – mostly made up of small donations under $300. We are grateful and humbled to receive your support. 
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  • Housing News Digest – our pick of housing media, sent every Monday & Thursday
  • Annual Report and special updates – major updates only, sent very occasionally

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Thank you once again for your interest in the work of the Tenants' Union of NSW. Whatever comes next for the renters of NSW, with your support we're ready for it!
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The Tenants’ Union recognises that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are the First Nations of Australia. Our office is on the Country of the Gadigal of the Eora Nation. We are committed to respecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, cultures, lands, and histories as we battle for tenants’ rights.