The price of residing disaster is hitting everybody laborious. We’ve all seen the information about rising power payments and the price of meals. However rents are hovering too – and lots of residing in social properties are questioning how they are going to make ends meet.
Social rents have been slated to be raised by a whopping 11% subsequent yr – in keeping with hovering inflation. The federal government has already caved to stress and mentioned they gained’t hit that prime. We’re already profitable – nevertheless it’s not sufficient.
The federal government has put out a session on elevating rents from wherever between 3% and seven%. Even a 3% rise will decimate the budgets of these presently struggling.
Houses For Us believes that rents for social housing tenants needs to be frozen, with authorities funding councils and different social housing suppliers to make sure there isn’t any lack of companies.
Will you assist us win this? Electronic mail your MP in regards to the session, and encourage your family and friends to do the identical.
Many social housing tenants are already on the breadline – however we will act collectively to cease rents rising.
Picture: Ella Carman