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PROTECT RENTERS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

With Brunswick and all of Melbourne under a Stage 4 lockdown and job losses expected to skyrocket, even more Victorian households will be under rental stress and struggling to afford their rents in the coming months. Roughly half of the people in Brunswick rent their home. 

While Brunswick renters have had extra supports in place during the pandemic, including bans on evictions and rent increases, these protections are set to expire at the end of September.

The Victorian Government must extend the moratorium on evictions so that no renter will be forced into homelessness at the end of September.

JobKeeper and JobSeeker rates are also set to be reduced at the end of September, so Victorian renters are heading towards a time bomb – facing mass evictions if they cannot pay their rents.

The September expiration date on the renter's protection package is no longer appropriate.

At a time when people are being forced to choose between paying for rent or food, we can’t afford any half measures.

I will continue to advocate for extended protections for renters during the crisis, including:

  • Continued bans on evictions and rent increases during the pandemic.
  • Guaranteed connection for essential utilities.
  • Increased Rent Relief Grants.
  • During this pandemic, we must take bold and urgent action to ensure our housing crisis doesn't exacerbate.

Join the campaign to ensure renters are protected as the COVID-19 crisis continues.

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