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 2011
Apr 14, 2011, 00:00 AM
Anglicare Australia's 2011 Rental Affordability Snapshot reports shows there is a critical shortage of affordable rental housing across all major cities and even most regional areas of the nation. The Snapshot shines light on just how bad the housing crisis has become, with less than 1% of rental housing in cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Canberra being affordable for people on a low income.