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Rental affordability crisis worsens for low-income Aussies

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 1st September 2020 -  Anglicare says with many renters out of work, the temporary JobSeeker boost is the only thing keeping a roof over people’s head      New research shows that rental affordability

Fears COVID-19 will hurt Aussie families already struggling to pay rent

Luke Michael, Friday, 22nd May 2020 -  Experts hope the coronavirus pandemic will convince policymakers to take drastic housing action        Working families with average incomes often struggled to pay rent long before

‘You can’t pay half a bill’: Temporary welfare boost not enough for low-income renters

Luke Michael, Thursday, 30th April 2020 -  Rental Affordability Snapshot reveals a chronic shortage of affordable rentals Less than 2 per cent of Australian rentals are affordable for people on the JobSeeker Payment, even

Rental crisis worsens for low-income earners

Luke Michael, Monday, 29th April 2019 -  Australia’s rental affordability crisis is only getting worse, with new research revealing the number of affordable homes for people on welfare is dwindling. Anglicare’s annual

Rental Affordability Hits Crisis Point in Australia

Luke Michael, Thursday, 29th November 2018 -  Single mothers are paying up to 70 per cent of their income on rent, with new research showing rental affordability is at crisis levels for low-income families in Australia. The latest

Scheme Needed to Encourage Super Funds into Long Term Rental Housing

Robert Pradolin, Tuesday, 1st August 2017 -  Australia needs a new rental affordability scheme, specifically targeting its institutional funds, that closes the current viability gap, and creates a new residential rental

Latest Rental Affordability Index is ‘Wake-Up’ Call for Swift Action

Rachel McFadden, Wednesday, 17th May 2017 -  Australia is in danger of becoming divided between the rich and the rest, according to the latest Rental Affordability Index (RAI).   The latest figures, released Wednesday, showed…

Housing Affordability for Young People Worsening

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 21st April 2016 -  Less than 0.1 per cent of rental properties are affordable for a single person on Newstart or Youth Allowance, Anglicare’s Rental Affordability Snapshot has revealed. The welfare

Housing Affordability Must be a National Focus

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 5th May 2015 -  The release of Anglicare’s Rental Affordability Snapshot shows just how dire the situation is for many Australians simply trying to keep a roof over their heads, writes Shadow
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