National Shelter was pleased to see the release of important reports by Infrastructure Australia and the Productivity Commission, recognising and reflecting positions we have held for some time. It demonstrates that, along with others, National Shelter’s advocacy has an impact and is gaining traction.
The National Housing Conference featured several Shelter folk giving presentations including a concurrent session on renting which featured a presentation by Sorcha Walshe from Shelter SA and Patrick Veyret from CHOICE.
National Shelter promotes an end to homelessness by developing the scale of supply of affordable and social housing Australia requires, complemented by the tailored support services people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness require.
National Shelter has a new look to its website, simplifying and tailoring the website to our core operations and business. The new site features simpler headings under the banners “Advocacy, Research and Reports, Policy, Rental Affordability Index and Shelter Network”. The website will continue to undergo improvements as we add the logos of our associate members and supporters in the coming weeks.
Media Release: Hobart Australia’s Most Unaffordable City for Renters; Across the Nation Individuals on Newstart are Struggling
Hobart remains the least affordable city to rent in Australia, followed by Adelaide which has overtaken Sydney as the second least affordable capital city, the latest release of the Rental Affordability Index (RAI) has found.
The RAI is an indicator of the price of rents relative to household incomes based on new rental agreements. It is released annually by National Shelter, Community Sector Banking, SGS Economics & Planning and the Brotherhood of St Laurence.
Rental affordability in some Australian cities, including Sydney,
Media Release: Sydney Rental Affordability Improves but Low-Income Households are Still Struggling; People on Newstart Being Forced out of the City
Rental affordability across Sydney has marginally improved in the past year, bumping the NSW capital to the third least affordable city in Australia behind Hobart and Adelaide. However, people on low to median incomes, including Newstart, are still struggling to pay their rent.
The latest release of the Rental Affordability Index (RAI) has found Sydney remains critically unaffordable to significant proportions of the renting population, especially very low and low-income households.
Unaffordability for very low-income households is most severe in Sydney compared
Media Release: Perth Rental Affordability Stabilises but Singles on Newstart and Pensioners are Still Struggling; Affordability in Regional WA has Plateaued
Rental affordability in Perth has stabilised but rents are not affordable across the board and renting in Perth remains unaffordable for lower-income households, including those on Newstart, the latest release of the Rental Affordability Index (RAI) reveals.
With a score of 143, rental affordability in Greater Perth has remained stable. The median rental household in Greater Perth faces rents costing about 21 per cent of their total income. While this is considered acceptable, rental property remains much less affordable for lower-income
Renters on low incomes, including Newstart, are being forced further and further from Melbourne’s city centre to afford accommodation, affecting their ability to find jobs and access services including education, the latest release of the Rental Affordability Index (RAI) has found.
While overall rental affordability has been relatively stable in Melbourne for four years, it is now worse than six years ago. The average income household in Greater Melbourne faces housing costs at around 23 per cent of their total income.
Media Release: Hobart Remains Least Affordable City in Australia for Renters, Putting Average Income Households into Rental Stress and Hurting Pensioners, Young People and those on Newstart
Rental affordability has continued to nosedive in Hobart, keeping its record as the least affordable city in Australia for renters, the latest release of the Rental Affordability Index (RAI) has found.
For the first time, the rental affordability score for Hobart has dropped below the critical threshold of 100. At 93, its RAI indicates that even an average income household in Hobart would be placed in rental stress if paying the current median rent.
Hobart is the least affordable capital city in