Renters deserve a healthy home
Everybody should have a healthy home.
But too many people who rent their homes are too cold in winter, and it’s making them sick. Children and older Australians are especially at risk.
Rental homes are on average less energy efficient than owner-occupied homes. Australia’s housing system means that without landlords investing in energy efficiency upgrades, renters are left paying high bills and living in homes that aren’t fit for purpose. This isn’t fair.
We need minimum energy standards for rental homes so that everyone can be safe at home.
Renew is proud to be a part of the Healthy Homes For Renters campaign.
Along with 74 other organisations, we have sent an open letter to state and territory ministers around the country calling for action to make Australian rental homes healthy and affordable.