NRAS tenants face rising rents as affordable rental scheme winds down

Thousands of low-income renters are facing burgeoning rents as the National Rental
Affordability Scheme (NRAS) winds up, even as the federal government launches a suite of housing policies to tackle Australia’s housing crisis

In Caboolture, north of Brisbane, Trish Miller has been nervously checking her emails, waiting to find out how much her $173 weekly rent will increase when her NRAS lease ends in a week.

The 63-year-old, who worked in the clothing industry for decades, has lived in a block of NRAS apartments for 10 years, after lengthy illness and years caring for her mother.

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