Commonwealth Rental Assistance (CRA) – When almost 30% of tenants who had received CRA in 2019/20 were still in rental stress, and with the maximum payment falling further and further below actual rental costs, we asked the question: ‘Is it time for reform?

National Shelter with CHIA organised a briefing by Prof Hal Pawson and Dr Chris Martin from City Futures Research Centre, UNSW  about their recently published AHURI research  – Demand side assistance in Australia’s private rental market – and explained how for a relatively modest cost we could reform CRA and improve housing outcomes for low income renters.

The City Futures presentation can be viewed here.

The Zoom recording can be viewed here.