Tenant action groups

TU supports the participation of tenants in decision-making that has an impact on the security, affordability and liveability of their housing. Below is a list of tenant groups of which TU is aware. Listing on this page is not an endorsement of the policies and actions of the group.

Action for Public housing

Action for public housing is a network of grass roots community groups committed to defending and expanding public housing in NSW.

APH believe that public housing should not only be a safety net for vulnerable people but should be a significant element of the housing system.  Public housing should be available for everyone who needs it, including low income earners.  We call on government to plan housing development in response to social needs.

Alexandria Residents Action Group

Our aims are:

  1. To understand the diverse views and needs of the Alexandria residents and present a united and informed front on issues that impact the community
  2. To initiate community activities that create social, educational and environmental benefits for the Alexandria community
  3. To capture and share the experiences, history and heritage of Alexandria and its community

Community Housing Tenant Network

The aim of the Tenant Network is to provide a broader voice for tenant interests in community housing.

Hands off Glebe

Against overdevelopment and high rise in Glebe. For decent public housing in Glebe. For preserving the historic townscape and protecting the low income community of Glebe

Housing Action Plan Now! (HAPN)

Our aim is to build and support resilient community that can engage and participate in processes, conversations and appropriate forums and networks regarding social housing in the Glebe Estate and other social housing properties (Minogue crescent and Camperdown) 

Millers Point Public Housing Tenants Group

Save YOUR Heritage & the Community of Millers Point & The Rocks before it’s all GONE

Minto Residents Action Group

Minto Residents Action Group was formed back in 2002 after the Government announced the plan to redevelop Minto. To us, they were demolishing our homes; some of us had lived here for over 30 years. They might not have been grand but they were our homes. With the backing and help of several non -government agencies (like St Vincent’s de Paul “animation”, SWRTA – South Western Regional Tenants Association, Shelter NSW, Tenants Union NSW & the wonderful  Franciscan Friars)  Minto RAG was formed.


REDWatch is a community group which covers the Sydney suburbs of Redfern Eveleigh Darlington and Waterloo. These suburbs make up what the NSW Government generally refers to as Redfern - Waterloo. REDWatch exists to monitor Government involvement in our area and to push for outcomes that benefit the community and not just the Government. 

South West Regional Tenants Association (SWRTA)

SWRTA is a community organisation run by social housing tenants which provides information, support and advocacy for social housing tenants, that is public housing, community housing and Aboriginal housing tenants. It also participates in community development and project work.

Tenant Participation Resource Services Program

Funded by Housing NSW to provide support to tenants in public, community and Aboriginal housing, including information about housing rights and options, assistance with dealing with landlords, support to start and run tenant groups, and access to training and community education.

Waterloo Public Housing Action Group

Fighting for our homes, our community and our local small businesses who create local employment in Waterloo, New South Wales.