Chelsea Coutts moved back to her hometown of Katherine last year to avoid COVID-19 lockdowns in Brisbane, but found herself locked out of the rental market.
- Families are waiting for months to find houses to rent in Katherine
- Demand is increasing, as hundreds arrive to work on a $1.1 billion expansion of Tindal air base
- Katherine’s mayor says the housing crisis is the biggest issue facing the town
Ms Coutts told the ABC it took her five months to find a home to rent in the Northern Territory town, 320 kilometres south-east of Darwin
“We looked at seven or eight homes and we were knocked back or received no reply,” she said.
“Where we’re now living, they wouldn’t even let us have an inspection because they said they had heaps of…
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