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Concerns about Impact of Rental Crisis

The annual Rental Affordability Snapshot, released by Anglicare Australia, surveyed 45,992 rental listings across Australia and provides the evidence base for the dire situation of private rental affordability. Data shows that just seven rentals in Australia are affordable for a person on JobSeeker.

The Equity Economics Nowhere to Go report (2021), reported that over 9,000 women become homeless every year after leaving family violence situations. The rental property situation is adding significant stress to this reality and impacting on the demand for social housing.

(Source: Homelessness Networker Coordinator- Northern Region email, 28.4.22)