A word from our CEO
We've long said that all tiers of governments need to better respond to the demographic realities of renting and not focus on home buyers to the exclusion of renters. It's encouraging to see federal Treasurer Jim Chalmers acknowledge the pain renters are facing when delivering his first Budget this week. ‘Rents are through the roof, and many families are struggling to keep up,’ he said.
Here, at Tenants Victoria, we see rental stress every day through the lens of our tenancy legal work and community outreach. We've just published our own set of numbers, in our annual report, demonstrating how important our grassroots legal-help work is as an early intervention measure to address the problems that lead to homelessness – and, yes, we urgently need more of it.
CEO, Tenants Victoria