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Tag: Rental stress

Anglicare snapshot highlights ACT rental crisis

There is a “distressing” lack of affordable housing options in Canberra, according to Anglicare’s latest rental affordability snapshot, which found essentially no affordable, appropriate properties for a number of groups on income support payments.

Three more months of government support for COVID-19 affected tenants

The ACT Government has extended transitional measures to support tenants under economic duress from COVID-19 until the end of April.

Support for renters amid calls for moratorium extension

Additional support will be provided for renters affected by COVID-19, with the ACT Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay today (4 September) signing a declaration to allow for a transitional period once the moratorium on...

Housing stress worsens under pandemic: ANU

The number of Australians experiencing housing stress, unable to pay their rent or mortgage on time, has more than doubled since the pandemic began, data from the Australian National University (ANU) suggests. In...

Calls growing for more support for tenants

An open letter to the National Cabinet is seeking more assistance for residential tenants adversely affected by COVID-19 restrictions to help avoid a second wave of evictions come September.

New service to resolve COVID-19 tenancy disputes in ACT

Tenants and landlords in the ACT will be able to access mediation services to resolve tenancy disputes for issues related to COVID-19. ACT Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay announced yesterday (Wednesday 6 May), the Conflict...

Clarity on rental relief measures

The ACT Government has announced more information will be provided for tenants, landlords and real estate agents to navigate the uncertainty around rental relief measures initiated in response to COVID-19. Work is also...

ACT industry welcomes rental measures amid eviction moratorium confusion

New rental measures announced by the ACT Government on Thursday (2 April) will see landlords offered an incentive to reduce rents for tenants in stress.
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