We all have the right to quality, affordable housing. Jo is a strong advocate of public housing, renters' rights and improving standards in boarding houses, working hard to ensure that the future growth of our city leaves no-one behind.

Affordable housing

Father Chris Riley's Youth Off the Streets is a wonderful not for‑profit organisation which has been doing crucial work since 1991.

March 31, 2022

Affordable housing

The past few months of La Nina have been incredibly difficult for the people of New South Wales. Most obviously, floods in the Northern Rivers and across Sydney have devastated communities. A less visible problem has been the scourge of mould.

March 29, 2022

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Over the last week, our news feeds and TV screens have been flooded with the horror of the fatal boarding house fire on Albermarle Street, Newtown. 

March 23, 2022

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In many cases, the boarding house developments currently before our councils are not actually boarding houses but rather shoebox apartments no bigger than jail cells, without rent controls or other oversight to ensure they are housing the people who need the most support.

March 17, 2021

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Older women are the fastest growing group of homeless people in Australia. A recent study estimated that 240,000 women aged 55 or older are at risk of homelessness nationally, as are another 165,000 women aged 45-55.

November 26, 2020

Affordable housing

A question to the Government on the $140 million rental hardship package.

May 21, 2020

Affordable housing

Inner west tenants and landlords have been left in the lurch by the NSW Government’s rental package, with only 16% of landlords covered by land tax relief measures and tenants who have lost their livelihoods through Covid-19 lumped with potentially huge debt bombs through rent deferrals. 

April 21, 2020

Affordable housing

A question to the Minister of Innovation and Better Regulation.

September 25, 2019

Affordable housing

A question to the Minister for Water, Property and Housing.

June 19, 2019

Affordable housing

The single most effective thing that we can do to give renters a fair go is to end no-grounds eviction, but after two long years of consultation the Government is failing to take this critical step, and that is not good enough.

September 26, 2018