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Rent assistance reform needed as government stats reveal depth of crisis

Danielle Kutchel, Tuesday, 24th January 2023 -  The nation’s primary housing assistance program is failing. Almost half of low income households receiving Commonwealth Rent Assistance (CRA) are still experiencing rental stress,

Renting on Newstart? Think again

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 27th November 2019 -  The latest Rental Affordability Index finds renting is particularly dire for Newstart recipients and pensioners  Newstart recipients cannot afford to rent in any Australian capital

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…

In Defense of the National Rental Affordability Scheme

Contributor, Tuesday, 1st April 2014 -  The National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) is not a saviour on its own, but is a vital component of solving Australia’s housing supply and affordable rental crisis, writes NFP

Research Shows Families More Reliant on Insecure Rental Housing

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 16th January 2013 -  Parents with children are increasingly foregoing home ownership, representing an increase in families in rental accommodation, according to new Not for Profit research. Using…

Housing Bonds Could Ease Rental Crisis

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 17th May 2012 -  Housing bonds could be used to fund affordable rental housing, according to a report by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute. The report’s lead author,…
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