In the post-COVID era, regional and coastal communities have experienced a real estate boom. Although it’s great for business, it’s created a problem: what happens when the people who make a community work can’t afford to live in it? Finding appropriate accommodation for workers is a nation-wide problem, however it is felt most acutely in remote and regional areas as holiday homes and short-stay accommodation continue to increase demand in an already tight housing market. The shortage of affordable homes has left many employers unable to fill roles, as workers are forced out of the communities they wish to work in. Left without much alternative, more businesses are becoming landlords in a bid to keep their doors open.
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