COVID-19: survey on renters’ lockdown financial stress
Many renters in our state are hurting right now.
A new survey of the impacts of the current lockdown, involving 1122 renters who’ve previously accessed Tenants Victoria’s legal service, calculates the average financial loss per person, as of Friday 4 June, at $817. More than half of these tenants said the lockdown affected their ability to pay rent.
“‘As we all negotiate the challenges of a fourth public-health lockdown, Tenants Victoria is committed to advocate about what’s hurting renters and provide information and support when they come to us for help,” said CEO Jennifer Beveridge.
“Our focus, as always, is on renters facing hardship.”