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Housing unaffordable for people on welfare: report

ANGLICARE Australia has released a new report on rental affordability which finds it is becoming almost impossible for people on welfare to afford to rent a home.

Anglicare surveyed more than 56,000 rental properties across the country.

It found less than 1 per cent of those properties were affordable for people on government benefits such as Newstart, parenting payments, the aged pension or disability support pensions.

Only 8.5 per cent of properties were affordable for families of four living on the dual minimum wage.

Anglicare Australia executive director Kasy Chambers says the findings are alarming.

Read more at ABC news online.

Topics:  anglicare disability housing affordability newstart


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