Enews: the National Shelter Network, Rental Affordability Index Case Studies & More!

Last week, the CCCLM hosted a national event at the Melbourne Town Hall, focussing on generating social and affordable housing in a bid to end homelessness. Prior to the event, the CCCLMs released a report citing National Shelter’s approach to repairing social housing investment.

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2020-03-23T13:48:04+00:00March 23rd, 2020|News, News, News, News, News and Advocacy, Newsletters|

Enews: A Busy Month for National Shelter, Australian Infrastructure Audit 2019 & a Farewell!

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.

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2020-03-23T13:46:11+00:00March 23rd, 2020|News, News, News, News, News and Advocacy, Newsletters|

Enews: Our New Website, National Shelter in the News, & More!

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.

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2020-03-23T13:39:40+00:00March 23rd, 2020|News, News, News, News, News and Advocacy, Newsletters|

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: Rental Stress Spreads Further out in Melbourne; People on Newstart are Suffering

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.

The

2019-11-27T08:22:34+00:00November 27th, 2019|Media Releases, Media Releases, News, News, News, News|

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

2019-11-27T08:19:02+00:00November 27th, 2019|Media Releases, Media Releases, News, News, News, News|

Media Release: Brisbane Rental Affordability Improves, but Low-Income Groups and Individuals on Newstart are Suffering

While the cost of renting in many parts of Brisbane may have eased in the past 12 months, according to the latest release of the Rental Affordability Index (RAI), not everyone in Brisbane has cause to celebrate. Most postcodes in inner to middle Brisbane remain moderately unaffordable to unaffordable.

The latest release of the RAI found the average household seeking to rent in Greater Brisbane would spend 24 per cent of their total income on renting. This is below the level

2019-11-27T08:14:52+00:00November 27th, 2019|Media Releases, Media Releases, News, News, News, News|