The mission for answers
REBECCA WOODS will not rest until she can find answers for tenants and home owners affected by Cyclone Debbie.
The Whitsunday Neighbourhood Centre chief executive officer has been in weeks of negotiations to bring the Insurance Council, Tenancy Queensland and the Home Owners Association of Australia to the Whitsundays for a public information session to help people with individual needs.
Ms Woods said it was important for everyone to know their rights.
“There are things I hope Tenancy Queensland can help with, like (if ) I’m asked to do a bond assessment for a property that’s half damaged, is it in my rights to ask for a discount if it’s damaged property or does the tenancy agreement still bind us?” she said.
“Then the Home Owners Association need to come out so (home owners) know where their rights lie in regards to the cyclone.”
Meanwhile, low income earners experiencing hardship can now apply for a $400 subsidy through the Whitsunday Neighbourhood Centre’s No Interest Loan Scheme to replace damaged household goods.
The subsidy is available due to a $100,000 NAB donation.
For enquiries contact the Whitsunday Neighbourhood Centre on 4946 7850.
EFFORT: Whitsunday Neighbourhood Centre executive officer Rebecca Woods is working on a public information session.