We all need a home we can count on. It’s very difficult to raise a family, go to work, be part of our local communities or maintain our health and wellbeing without a good place to call home. Across the nation, more and more people are renting their homes. There are now over 2.6 million households in Australia who rent. These Australians are raising families. They are sending their children to local schools. They are growing old and retiring.
Disrupted – the second report commissioned by CHOICE, National Shelter, and The National Association of Tenant Organisations (NATO) – delves into the issues facing Australians who rent. It reveals three problems that people who rent are facing across the nation, with many:
● living in poor quality homes afraid to request repairs;
● on insecure tenancies; and
● struggling with rental affordability and cost of living pressures.
Click here to read the media release from Shelter Tas and the Tenants’ Union of Tasmania.
Click here to read the media release from CHOICE, National Shelter and NATO.