Louise’s story

Louise lives in a 3 bedroom rental property with her children. She has experienced domestic violence and her partner recently moved out. In the final weeks before leaving, he did not contribute anything to the rent. Louise now pays $400 per week in rent but receives over $600 per week in income. Although she finds it hard to make ends meet, she has been in her current rental for three years. However, the landlord has refused to carry out requested repairs and has threatened to evict her if she perseveres with her requests.