Supporting older lower income tenants in the private rental sector

Retired lower income households living in the private rental sector face rent increases and insecure tenure while being on low fixed incomes (i.e. the age pension). They also live in housing that may not be physically suitable for them and may require alterations to make the premises liveable. Finding housing solutions that are secure, affordable and appropriate to older renters is the key to keeping those tenants in their home and not being dependent on residential aged care. The policy options presented here focus on assisting older, lower income tenants. AHURI's policy issue analysis—Getting the best from the private rental sector for lower income households is a useful companion piece, and includes policy development options for the abolishment of 'no ground' evictions.