The Millers Point and Sirius building tenants’ long, hard struggle against eviction from their inner Sydney community is reaching a critical point. On September 21, Housing NSW provided the following statistics to the Millers Point Estates Advisory Board:
- only seven residents in four tenancies have yet to commit to moving
- 12 tenants in nine tenancies have not yet moved, but have signed an agreement and are committed to moving in the next few days or weeks
- only one tenant is left in the 79-apartment Sirius building – Myra Demetriou, who is 90 and legally blind.
In sum, at the time of writing, 572 of the 579 public housing tenants in Millers Point, Dawes Point and the Sirius building, who were told on March 19, 2014, that they would have to relocate within two years, have left their homes or are about to.
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