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Better Renting

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Better Renting is a community of renters working together for stable, affordable, and healthy homes. With more Australians locked out of homeownership, more of us are renting, and renting for longer. But renters are denied the rights and protections of homeowners. This means that people who rent are more likely to get sick: insecure and expensive accommodation can lead to anxiety and depression, and inefficient rental homes lead to a range of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. Maybe we can't all own a house — but we should all be able to rent a home that keeps us healthy.

Better Renting is building a community of renters working together for stable, affordable, and healthy homes. With more Australians locked out of homeownership, more of us are renting, and renting for longer. But renters are denied the rights and protections of homeowners. This means that people who rent are more likely to get sick: insecure and expensive accommodation can lead to anxiety and depression, and inefficient rental homes lead to a range of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. Maybe we can’t all own a house — but we should all be able to rent a home that keeps us healthy. 

As a non-partisan community organisation, we use three complementary approaches to achieve our mission:

  • Campaigning for fair rental laws that provide stable, affordable, and healthy homes;
  • Growing communities of renters who are empowered to defend and extend their rights; &
  • Changing the narrative, so that our culture values and promotes renting.