Housing Support

John Carr is the Positive Life Housing Support Officer since October 2017. He is responsible for support and advocacy to PLHIV in metropolitan and regional NSW to access, achieve and maintain stable accommodation, including those at risk of homelessness.

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IMAGE: Graffiti on the walls of a laneway with a housing complex in the background.

Living in social housing can sometimes feel like a minefield when it comes to the behaviour of your fellow tenants.

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Waiting times for assessing a social housing application, a change of circumstance, or a housing transfer have ballooned from weeks to months.

IMAGE: high-rise, high-density housing

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Many years ago I visited a client in his home address. I had been told by other services that this particular gentleman was a serious hoarder.

IMAGE: Apartment littered with trash and books

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Living with HIV and living in social housing can be a stressful combination.

IMAGE: Photo of sprawling high density housing with a beautiful blue sky in the background

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Keeping hold of your tenancy when you're living alongside neighbours and want to party. It can be the best and the worst of times.

Public housing building

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When we’re looking around for temporary or transitional types of accommodation, one option can be a boarding house. “Yikes!” I hear you say.

IMAGE: Darlinghurst (C) Australia For Everyone

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Positive Life's new Housing Support Officer reflects on the inclusion of PLHIV in the ageing care sector in Australia.

Image: three older people sit in a living room - a man in a green suit, a woman in a pink blouse and a man in a brown shirt

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Givenow - make a secure online donation to Positive Life NSWLocation: Suite 5.2, Level 5, 414 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Postal: PO Box 831, Darlinghurst NSW 1300

Telephone: 02 9206 2177 or 1800 245 677 (freecall)
TTY: 131 450    Fax: 02 9211 5672

 
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