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National Renter's Alliance formed to deal with poverty and homelessness
Crushing rental prices are forcing people from the most disadvantaged backgrounds into poverty and, in extreme cases, homelessness according to a newly-formed national renter's advocacy group.
The National Renter's Alliance says people living in rental accommodation should have the right to have their dwelling considered as their home and should be afforded protections by the federal government to stay there.
The Alliance wants rental prices to be regulated to make them more affordable and reduce the risk of people who can't afford to pay their rent being forced onto the street.
Brisbane Line's Lauren Gallagher spoke with Gerry Georgatos and Lea Keenan about the issue.