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, […]

Victorian Government Commercial Rent Relief Leaves Renters Behind

29.07.21 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Victorian government has announced it is “exactly the right time” to provide rent relief for commercial leases worth $80 million, while Victorian working renters have been left behind. This announcement shows that the state government […]

Open Letter of Joint Demands: COVID19 Victorian Lockdown

Sign the Open Letter of Joint Demands: COVID19 Victorian Lockdown as an individual here To the Victorian State Government and Australian Federal Government We the undersigned are calling for the urgent need to immediately reinstate the COVID19 Rental Protections. Victorian […]