Labor’s Housing Budget 2023 makes private development affordable

25/10/2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Housing Budget Breakdown: Housing Accord  $350m Federal funding for 1m new homes over 5 years  Federal Govt 10,000 ‘affordable, well located & energy efficient’ homes  State Govt commitment to 10,000 affordable homes  National Housing Infrastructure Facility […]

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 […]

Too Little Too Late: Victorian Government’s Rent Relief Scheme

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 07/09/2021 Today’s announcement of a rent relief grant program by the Victorian Government comes as lockdown enters its second month. The program would provide a one-off payment of up to $1500 to renters ‘experiencing rental stress’ during […]

No Work No Rent – Renters Demand Security

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 19/08/2021 The announcement of a further two weeks of Victorian COVID-19 restrictions marks 12 weeks of lockdowns since the initial circuit breaker was announced on May 28. Without proper state or federal assistance during these 3 months, […]