Meet Mayra, one of our Affordable Housing officers. Our Affordable Housing team provides eligible income earners in NSW access to rentals 20% below market rent. Read more about our Affordable Housing service below.
How long have you been at Link Housing?
I joined Link Housing earlier this year, in March. This was when COVID-19 was first starting to have a real impact in Australia, so it was an interesting time to join a new organisation.
What does your role involve?
I look after my Affordable Housing tenants and landlords. Both are my clients and I have a responsibility to ensure they are happy and kept informed. I have clients across Sydney, and I am responsible for things like inspections and making sure repairs and maintenance are reported and completed.
Tell us about your professional background?
Prior to Link Housing, I spent seven years in property management in the private sector. I worked with all types of properties and enjoy the relationships I get to have with clients.
What do you enjoy about working here?
I am enjoying the ability to contribute to enhancing other people’s lives. I also appreciate that Link Housing hired me while I was pregnant – many organisations claim to be female and family friendly, but Link Housing proves every day to me that it really is.
What’s a highlight since joining the organisation?
COVID-19 had a terrible impact on many of our clients. I was able to help more than 20 of my Affordable Housing tenants by negotiating rent reductions, which was so important in reducing the stress and financial pressure that many experienced.
What’s your motto?
Always stand up for the most vulnerable and never underestimate yourself or your ability. Equally, do not underestimate others. We all have so much to give.