South Australia is in the middle of a full-blown housing crisis. While thousands remain on the waitlist for social housing, rent prices have continued to spiral out of control, and the cost of living is skyrocketing. Almost 1 in 3 South Australians rent their home, and SA renters face some of the worst protections in the country.
It has become harder to find decent and affordable rental homes. Renters face big rent hikes, poor quality houses that are freezing in winter and sweltering in summer, and problems dealing with agents and landlords. People are struggling, and more will be forced into poverty and homelessness.
We need urgent action, but Labor's proposals fall completely short of what’s required to fix the crisis. Recently Labor joined with the Liberals in State Parliament to block the Greens' bill to cap rent prices.
The Greens want to strengthen renters rights and give renters secure, sustainable homes.
Join the Greens SA Housing & Homelessness Action Group to find out more about what we can do to take action in local communities.