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 2015
Apr 30, 2015, 00:00 AM
Anglicare Australia's 2015 Rental Affordability Snapshot finds that affordable housing is still very much out of reach for people living on low incomes. It shows that of the more than 65,500 properties assessed for suitability there were less than 1% available for people living on allowances. A new household was also included this year – a couple household where one parent earns the minimum wage and the other is in receipt of the parenting payment – which would have access to 6.9% of rental properties.