The Rental Affordability Snapshot highlights the lived experience of looking for housing on a low income. It focuses on those who earn the least– people on government income payments and people earning the minimum wage.
This eighth annual Rental Affordability Snapshot by Anglicare Australia comes at a time where there seems to be, finally, a universal agreement that there is a housing affordability crisis. As is shown by the consistency of our findings over the last eight years, this discussion is only just catching up to what many Australians have experienced for a much longer time.
The face of homelessness is changing but are our policies and social responses up to it? STEPHANIE CARSON, Benetas Victoria, writes about the experiences of two older women and their advocates. More action, more urgently, is needed so that others are not left behind after years of caring, working and service.