Have your say and be part of our community
There are many ways you can get involved and guide decisions about your housing, neighbourhood and community – you can choose the option that best suits you.
1. Join the Tenant Advisory Group (TAG)
TAG is a forum for tenants to provide feedback on Link Housing services, policies and procedures, and guide decision-making in tenant-related areas.
As a TAG member you can:
- provide feedback on Link Housing’s policy and procedures that directly affect tenants
- raise issues, discuss options, plan actions, and advocate for support to improve the quality of your life, as well as the lives of neighbours and the broader community
- advise on how Link Housing communicates with tenants
- participate in regular meetings, events and local conferences
- help to plan community programs such as competitions, events and other opportunities for tenants to get involved.
- If you’d like to join or learn more about TAG, you can either:
2. Attend regional tenant group meetings, consultations and ‘block’ meetings
If you’d like to have your say on key issues concerning your home, tenancy or neighbourhood, but don’t necessarily want to join the Tenant Advisory Group (TAG), you are welcome to attend regular meetings or one-off consultations held in your area.
- Enjoy meeting your Link Housing neighbours, as well as staff and board members, in a relaxed setting.
- Build some new friendships that continue to grow outside of group meetings.
- Provide feedback on Link Housing’s policies, procedures, strategy and service delivery, including on repairs and maintenance plans.
- Find out about new programs and services, and learn about your rights and responsibilities as a Link Housing tenant.
3. Participate in our surveys
If you prefer not to attend meetings, or find it difficult to leave your home, you can still have your say – from the comfort of your own home. We can send you surveys by mail or email, or you can be consulted over the phone.
- Post-service satisfaction survey is an optional survey that gives you the chance to rate any specific services you receive from Link Housing. Have your say and get a $50 EFTPOS gift card! Please read the Terms and conditions.
- Health and well-being survey tells us about your health, lifestyle and interests to help us plan future programs and activities for you. All the information provided will remain confidential and anonymous unless you provide us with your details.
- Annual tenant satisfaction survey is sent out by the Community Housing Industry Association of NSW (on behalf of Link Housing) in June of each year. It lets us know what you as tenants think about a wide range of issues related to your tenancy.
4. Attend workshops and forums
As part of our commitment to keeping tenants informed and engaged, Link Housing often hosts or sponsors workshops and forums that tenants can attend to access the latest information in community housing.
Some of our most recent workshops and forums are listed below.
- We were the proud sponsor of the Affordable Housing Forum held at UTS in Sydney. The forum was organised by the Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (SSROC), Planning Institute of Australia and the NSWFHA.
- We hosted a half-day affordable housing forum at the Epping Club, with presentations from Victor Dominello, Minister for Finance, Services and Property; local member for Ryde, Damien Tudehope MP; and Heather Nesbitt, from the Greater Sydney Commission.
- We held a series of community-focused forums called ‘Housing Futures’ held on the Northern Beaches as well as Crows Nest.
- We’ve also held workshops on topics such as Healthy eating and how the new Residential Tenancy Act affects you.
- Other highlights include a community consultation with tenants and community members, where participants took part in a live theatrical performance to discuss the growing importance of community housing in Sydney.
5. Join one of our resident programs
Our resident programs give you the chance to learn new skills, meet like-minded residents, and get additional support.
Key programs include:
- No Place Like Home art exhibition and Resident Art Groups
- Scholarship Program
- Digital Discoveries
- Community Gardening
- End of Year Tenant Party
All residents are welcome to attend all our programs and events and we make every effort to cater for our elderly residents and those with a disability. Find out more about our programs here.