There Are Literally No Affordable Rental Properties In Most Australian Cities

We all know affordable rent in Australia is hard to find, but new figures reveal rental affordability has actually hit new lows. According to Anglicare Australia’s annual Rental Affordability Snapshot, there are a grand total of zero rental properties in most Australian capital cities that are affordable for a person on Newstart or Youth Allowance.

That’s right, zero. As in, if you’re a person on Newstart or Youth Allowance living in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, Darwin or Perth, there’s not a single rental property where you can live within your means.

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