What we found

This year we surveyed over 67,000 rental listings across Australia and found that there is a chronic shortage of affordable rentals across Australia:

» 485 rentals were affordable for a single person on the Disability Support Pension

» 180 rentals were affordable for a single parent with one child on Newstart

» 3 rentals were affordable for a single person on Newstart

» 2 rentals were affordable for a single person in a property or share house on Youth Allowance

» There were no affordable rentals for a single person on Newstart or Youth Allowance in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide, Darwin or Perth.

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