The Andrews government’s public housing renewal program’s new “socially mixed” estates may appeal to tenants but some experts say they fear its success is unlikely. Julius Dennis reports.
A survey of young Australians has highlighted a crisis in the Melbourne’s rental market. Two-thirds of respondents had experienced difficulties in finding somewhere to rent.
The unavailability of suitable housing, and its affordability, top the list of concerns for the 202 men and women who responded to the survey by Swinburne University journalism students.
Other prominent grievances include accusations that real estate agents and landlords discriminate against the young. The Standard news team reports.