PHOTO: Affordable Housing

Australians struggling with high rent could get some relief under a new push to boost the amount of affordable housing on offer.

Today Labor will lay out a ten-year plan to build 250,000 new homes across the country over the next decade, including 20,000 during its first term in government, should it win the election.

Bill Shorten will announce the policy during his speech to Labor’s National Conference this morning.

And it comes with an extra twist designed to help renters.