Protect our communities: no evictions in a health crisis
Along with 70 other organisations and researchers, the Tenants Queensland is calling for Commonwealth, State and Territory governments across Australia to put an immediate stop on evictions during COVID19.
We need to give everyone the breathing space to work out how we will manage this community crisis. We need to share the costs now and during the recovery afterwards.
Things are moving quickly. Please show your support and sign the petiton – which has already gained over 500 signatures in the hours since it was launched.
No-one should lose their home during this crisis
The COVID19 pandemic is causing massive human and economic harm. Many workers, especially contractors and casual workers, will suffer from lost incomes. Many will fall into rent arrears and be at risk of eviction. People facing eviction are less able to take actions required to minimise transmission of COVID19, particularly where they become homeless, and will become more vulnerable to illness.
An eviction at this time puts great pressure on families and communities in overcrowded homes, crisis accommodation and people sleeping rough.