The Rental Affordability Snapshot is designed to highlight the lived experience of looking for housing while on a low income. It focuses on the Australian population who earn the least income – Commonwealth benefit recipients and minimum wage earners.
Each year in April, Anglicare Australia agencies across Australia search local newspapers and real estate websites for rental accommodation.
And each year the results clearly demonstrate the lack of affordable and appropriate housing for people on low incomes.
Rental Affordability Snapshot 2012
Apr 30, 2012, 00:00 AM
Anglicare Australia’s 2012 Rental Affordability Snapshot shows the private rental market has failed Australians living on low incomes. It shows is that people on the minimum wage need two incomes to rent a house. In many places even that is not enough. And for those trapped on the Newstart, supporting parent or youth allowance there is absolutely nothing suitable available at all.