Shelter NSW has just released a new Shelter Brief on the issues for tenants in public housing 'renewal' projects.
The redevelopment or “renewal” of public housing estates has been a growing feature of the Australian social housing landscape. New South Wales is no exception to this pattern, with a number of renewal projects either under way or on the drawing board.
These renewal projects have a substantial impact on public housing tenants, and on their communities. But all too often, tenants’ needs have not been “front and centre” in planning for renewal.
This paper attempts to bring together a substantial proportion of the Australian research relating to the impact of renewal projects on tenants.