A word from our CEO
As tenants face record low vacancy rates and surging rents, their woes have been generating headlines for months. What is urgently needed is a renewed focus on solutions. Every tier of government must step up and respond to the demographics – and dilemmas – of renting.
It's worth reminding ourselves that close to 30% of Victorians rent their home with nearly 90% of all tenants renting in the competitive private rental market. And, many people are renting for longer, or renting for life.
The provision of safe, secure, and affordable housing can no longer be just processed through the lens of home ownership or, indeed, the needs of 'mum and dad' landlord-investors.
With the return of the Victorian Parliament after the election, we will continue to push for more reform and practical support for renters – including for frontline legal-support services, which offer a critical buffer against the risk of homelessness.
CEO, Tenants Victoria