Pride in Housing Solidarity

Fleeing from your queerphobic family to unaffordable, insecure housing is an experience shared by many RAHU members – including myself. Unfortunately, escaping a queerphobic family doesn’t guarantee safety; queer friendly housemates are difficult to find, and affordable solo accommodation doesn’t […]

Organise with RAHU

“Housing crisis” is increasingly being used to describe Australia in the media. Many look towards the 2022 election for hope in housing. The Liberals, as usual, offer upper class options, suggesting to “just buy a house”. Labor has refused to […]

RAHU Win Against Third-Party App Kolmeo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Last month, RAHU Delegate Jay successfully fought back against Nelson Alexander’s coercive policy of forcing thousands of renters to switch to the Kolmeo property management app to make rental payments.  Kolmeo is a property management software suite […]

RAHU statement on the National Housing Conference

04/03/2022 This week the National Housing Conference is convening in Melbourne. The annual event, sponsored by a number of community housing companies,  purports to exhibit “shining examples of best practice in delivering social and affordable housing options to Australians.” Tickets […]


Victoria’s Renters and Housing Union (RAHU), in partnership with 3CR Community Radio, will host an online forum this Wednesday to discuss housing justice post-lockdown.                                                  ____________________________________________ The legislative, economic, and public health fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic exposed and intensified the […]

Roofs For Ransom – 12 Month Report

Executive Summary An analysis of RAHU casework notes identified a number of major reasons why renters had sought RAHU assistance, as well as the key demographic groups represented in our casework. Rental Stress 91% of renters were in rental stress. […]

Roofs For Ransom – COVID19 Rental Survey Preliminary Report

Background ‘COVID-19 may end up being this generation’s Great Depression. The determinants of health, and how they are distributed, should be our guiding measure of a successful Australia as we rebuild from COVID-19’ – Friel & Demaio, 2020 Since COVID-19 […]

Campaign Brief: Extend the Eviction Ban

Download: RAHU Campaign Brief: Extend the Eviction Ban (PDF) On March 28th, the temporary protections Victorian renters have enjoyed are set to end, yet the economic effects of the pandemic are continuing. As 2 million renters in Victoria, we are […]

The end of the eviction ban – what’s next for renters?

Changes to Residential Tenancies Act – from March 29th 2021  There are few changes or amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act, known as the Residential Tenancies Act Amendments (RTAA).  These changes will come into effect from March 29th, 2021.This list […]