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 systemic failures of our housing system—most notably in Naarm/Melbourne, which endured the world’s longest lockdown.
But the crisis also spurred grassroots organising and collective action among renters—namely the 2020 rent strike that ultimately led to the formation of RAHU. Since then, the Union has campaigned for rent relief, led the way in calling for an eviction moratorium, and supported individual renters in clawing back over $123,000 in 2021 alone.
This Wednesday, RAHU and 3CR Community Radio are collaborating to present the online forum Housing Justice After Lockdown, in conversation with speakers from Homes Not Prisons and the Support Network for International Students (SNIS).
Housing Justice After Lockdown is a discussion on the fight for housing rights in an evolving crisis, as well as lessons learned through the pandemic to date, to map out a pathway toward a fairer, more just system post-lockdown. Following the panel discussion, a member of RAHU’s Renters Rights Support Team will answer audience members’ rental questions in a live Q&A session.
Wednesday, February 9, 2022, 5.30-7pm (AEDT)
Zoom event via Eventbrite. The event will be recorded and include a live transcript
Register here through Eventbrite.
Eirene Tsolidis Noyce – Secretary, Renters and Housing Union
Ness Gavanzo – Interim Coordinator, Support Network for International Students
Sara Stilianos – Steering Group Member, Homes Not Prisons
Priya Kunjan – Broadcaster, 3CR Thursday Breakfast and Women on the Line
The post-event Q&A will be led by members of RAHU’s Renters Rights Support Team.
Tickets are available for free through Eventbrite.
For media opportunities, contact [email protected] or 0468 474 526
This event takes place on the unceded Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung lands of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to elders past and present, and while the forum is free of charge, encourage non-Indigenous attendees to Pay the Rent as part of this commitment.