Are you a renter? Struggling to pay off the mortgage or afford rent? Feel like you can't treat your rental property as a home? We're looking for Queensland residents who would like to share their story about housing in Queensland.
1 in 5 Queenslanders are facing some level of housing stress - spending 30% or more of their income on rent or mortgages.
Nearly half of the residents of Brisbane are renters, yet we have one of the most expensive and unregulated rental markets in the world. Many renters are facing the stress of short leases, unsafe homes and undue pressure from landlords and real estate agents. Meanwhile, nearly 30,000 people are on the waiting list for social housing.
We need urgent action to improve housing conditions and affordability.
We're looking for renters, homeowners, or people sleeping rough, who would be happy to share their story in a video or by text, which will be used to start to build up a state-wide campaign to improve renters rights and housing affordability. Even if you don't feel comfortable being filmed, share your story below and it will be featured on this page.
Once you share your story we'll be in touch to see if you'd be comfortable appearing on video to talk about your experience. If not, that's completely fine. Just by putting your experience in text you're helping to raise awareness about the growing housing crisis in Australia. We'll be sharing stories online, and recording videos throughout Brisbane.