A word from our CEO
As we enter a disruptive third year of the pandemic, a key focus for Tenants Victoria is to ensure renters’ interests are at the centre of government decision making.
With state and federal elections pending this year, there is real opportunity to address long term deficits relating to housing affordability from the perspective of a growing demographic of renters. Provision of safe, secure and affordable housing in the 21st century can’t be simply seen through the lens of home ownership.
In this context, the interim report from Victoria’s independent Social Housing Regulation Review offers a solid blueprint for reform, with recommendations including having a single regulator for government and not-for-profit landlords in our state.
The review, to date, has received 80 formal submissions and, importantly, feedback from over 2000 social housing tenants and workers. We hope 2022 will bring action on the concerns raised.
CEO, Tenants Victoria