Middle income earners priced out of inner-city rental market

By Rachel Baxendale, The Australian.

Single mother of two Sally Del­aney is a senior nurse at an inner-city hospital in Sydney, earning a wage that would once have provided a comfortable living for her and her teenage children.

Sydney’s rental market has left the 56-year-old spending almost half her weekly income on rent for a small, two-bedroom apartment in Sydney’s inner west.

A coalition of housing and homelessness peak bodies has joined forces to launch the Everybody’s Home campaign, highlighting the reality that low and even middle-income earners are increasingly unable to afford to live near their workplaces in the larger capital cities, particularly Sydney and Melbourne.

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