COVID-19 and Renting

WA’s rent relief grant scheme extended to help struggling tenants

If you're facing financial hardship due to COVID-19, rent support and arrears grants are on offer.

What you need to know as eviction moratoriums for residential tenancies come to an...

Eviction moratoriums and rent protections in NSW, VIC and WA will all expire in March, making the next few weeks a pivotal time for renters.

$3,000 Rent Relief Grant in Victoria

The Victorian Government's Rent Relief Grant is a one-off payment for tenants in Victoria who have reached a rent reduction agreement with their landlord.

Why more housing stimulus will be needed to sustain recovery

Further investment focused on housing supply, in particular social housing, will be needed to sustain a recovery.

Houseplants were our link with nature in lockdown

They’re not the first generation to keep houseplants, but millennials seem to have earned a reputation for gratuitous indoor foliage.

Budget 2020-21: What’s in it for Australia’s renters?

As COVID-19 exposed how important our homes are, Australia was looking for a new approach, but renters may have mixed feelings about the news.

JobSeeker cuts could cause ‘crippling’ rental stress in our cities

As soon as the COVID-19 pandemic caused businesses to shut down, state governments acted to avoid evictions by introducing moratoriums.

Electricity credit: $600 to cover WA household bills

W households will have around four months of relief from having to pay electricity bills, with the state government announcing a $600 bill credit.

Managing rent is easier, but renters remain cautious about life post COVID-19

Renters are finding it easier to make their rental payments than at the start of the COVID-19 crisis, but feel less sure about their future post-pandemic, a survey from Rent.com.au, has revealed.

Will the end of the moratorium drive more renters into housing insecurity?

Australia’s six-month moratorium on evictions is due to end soon. Some states have extended the moratorium, but when it ends that’s likely to force even more Australians into housing insecurity and outright homelessness.

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