Tell us about your experience living in or waiting for social housing…

Vinnies NSW wants to hear from people who live or lived in social housing about the positive impact this has played in your life. We would also like to hear from people who can share the challenges experienced securing and maintaining an affordable place to call home while waiting for social housing.

If you are keen to participate, please answer the few questions below. The information you provide may be shared in meetings with MPs, at community events, and in media and promotional materials to support our advocacy campaign for more social housing.

  • What is your name? Your first name is okay if you don't want to be identified.
  • How old are you? Your approximate age is fine, e.g. 50s.
  • Where do you live? Please share your suburb if possible or else just the general area.
  • Which of the following applies to you?
  • Can you tell us about your current living situation? For example, do you live in a house or apartment? Are you staying in a motel or with friends? Who do you live with? Is there enough space for everyone to live comfortably?
  • If you lived in or are currently living in social housing, what positive impact do you think this had or has on your life? Please share a specific example or two if you can.
  • If you lived in or are currently living in social housing, what do you think life would be like if you never had access to social housing?
  • If you are currently on the waiting list for social housing, how long have you been waiting?
  • If you are currently on the waiting list, what difficulties or challenges do you experience while waiting for social housing? Please share a specific example or two if you can.
  • If you are currently on the waiting list, what difference would it make to your life if you were able to access social housing right now?
  • Please finish this sentence: “the Government should invest in more social housing because…”
  • In case we need to clarify some aspect of your story, can you please share your mobile number or email address?
  • If relevant, please record the name and phone number of the Vinnies member of worker who filled in this form.
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