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Kaye
Kaye's story
"People from Sydney are escaping to regional NSW post Covid, so landlords are putting rent prices way up. I can’t afford the huge rental prices that are prevalent."
Emily and kids
Emily's story
"We’re in total rental crisis, but it feels like nobody is taking responsibility. We all need to come together and make some noise, and hold decision-makers accountable."
Greer
Greer's story
Greer had been living in her Port Macquarie home with her daughter for three years when she got a ‘no grounds’ eviction after requesting repairs.
Riki
Riki's story
"The precarity of so many sharehouse arrangements gives agents and landlords so much scope to exploit tenants." 
Garden shot, close up of gnome next to shrub
Nada's story
"I live in a regional city. I have only been in my new place for a few weeks and I've started to notice some pretty major things that need to be fixed. But I'm too scared to make a fuss because I don't want to lose this place 'because I was a problem tenant'."
Gate, garden behind and path to house. Number 6 in metal on gate
Poppy's story
"We are 5 months into a 6 month fixed term and our agent has told us we will receive a no grounds termination notice on the last day of our fixed term, meaning that we have to leave the property within 30 days."
Hills hoist in yard.
Leonie's story
"I’m really worried we’re going to have to move out of the area... In the past as a single mum I had to move my daughter and change school 8 times. When we moved here with my partner, it was supposed to bring stability for her – that was our promise to her."
Arjun
Arjun's story
Arjun has seen how the climate crisis is impacting communities, including his own family.
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Clem's story
"We received a 90 day eviction notice, probably due to the owner resuming the property."