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Tenants Victoria, the state's peak body for renters, surveyed renters about the financial impact of public-health lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey, conducted immediately after Victoria's fifth lockdown in August 2021, found that 69% said they were financially impacted by lockdowns, while more than half said they were struggling to pay rent.

Key findings:

  • The average financial loss per day was $108 per renter.
  • 69% of the overall respondents said they had been financially impacted by the lockdown.
  • Just over half of the overall respondents in the snapshot survey said the lockdown had affected their ability to pay rent.
  • Participants in the survey came from 61 of Victoria’s 79 local government areas (LGAs).
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