Tenancy support

Alternate Term Label:
Rent assistance
Rent relief
Residential tenancy support
NARROWER TERMS
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Marginal housing during COVID-19

This research examines the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on marginal and informal housing and short-term rental accommodation to establish any health and housing risks, and investigates any changes to the demand and supply of informal housing during COVID-19.
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The lived experience of COVID-19: housing and household resilience

This study investigates housing outcomes during the first three months of the COVID-19 pandemic, and evaluates the complex interrelated impacts it is having on Australian households with a range of vulnerabilities.
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Post pandemic landlord-renter relationships in Australia

This research investigates the mental and economic wellbeing of landlords and tenants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. For landlords and tenants that have lost employment, had reduced income, or are seeking employment, the pandemic leaves a challenging financial situation for meeting rent or mortgage payments.
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Policy coordination and housing outcomes during COVID-19

This study gathered data on the scale and scope of policy interventions in the housing system during the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia—a critical first step for on-going assessment of the outcomes and impacts of the broad suite of initiatives deployed by governments in response to...
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Demand-side assistance in Australia’s rental housing market: exploring reform options

This research examines possible cost-effective reforms of Commonwealth Rent Assistance (CRA) that could improve housing outcomes for low-income renters.
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Renting in the time of COVID-19: understanding the impacts

This research surveyed and analysed the circumstances for Australian renters during the initial phase of the COVID-19 lockdowns in July and August 2020. It identifies challenges for the rental sector, and provides insights into how the rental market is performing, the uptake of existing support...
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The housing aspirations of Australians across the life-course: closing the ‘housing aspirations gap’

This report explores the housing constraints facing diverse populations of lower income Australians and to establish how existing and innovative housing solutions can support their shelter and non-shelter aspirations across the life-course from young adulthood to later-life.

Supporting tenants and landlords through Coronavirus

The Victorian Government will bring urgent legislation to the Parliament in line with decisions of the National Cabinet to support tenants and landlords through the coronavirus pandemic by reforming residential and commercial tenancy laws.Initiative: Temporary ban on evictionsInitiative: Rent relief for tenants experiencing financial hardship...

Safe places for the homeless to recover and isolate

The Victorian Government will use repurposed aged-care sites to provide self-isolation facilities for Victorians experiencing homelessness - helping them recover from coronavirus, or avoid infection in the first place.Initiative: Safe Places For The Homeless To Recover And IsolateInitiative: Not including Commonwealth Government financial stimulus payments...

Unprecedented new social and economic support package released

The Social and Economic Support Package we have announced today is unprecedented in the history our state in both size, and breadth.Initiative: Social and Economic Support PackagesInitiative: Freeze payment of the Community Fire levy next financial yearInitiative: Increase pool of available houses under Private Rental...