Renters and Housing Union

RAHU is a member-run union, comprised of renters, homeowners, and people in unstable housing. Collectively, we organise for the right to safe and secure housing, through self-advocacy, education, and eviction defence.

The Renters and Housing Union was formed out of the COVID19 Rent Strike movement, and unionised in May, 2020. 

In the wake of the COVID-19 global pandemic, renters and those in precarious housing have been plunged into unprecedented levels of housing vulnerability.

Since then, RAHU has been busy supporting tenants with rental issues including rent reductions, evictions, and navigating the legal process.

We have worked to coordinate donations to the public housing towers placed under hard lock down in July, partnering with organisations such as AMSSA. 

In September with the end of the eviction moratorium and cuts to JobSeeker and JobKeeper, we supported renters facing the same pandemic issues with scaled back support and protections.

RAHU acknowledges that the struggle for renters’ rights is inextricably linked to the dispossession of First Nations peoples. We are committed to resisting the ongoing colonial occupation and theft of Aboriginal Land, including by Paying The Rent

RAHU is committed to continue the fight for tenants rights and housing accessibility. Every human deserves a home. 

Our strength is in our solidarity!