The extent of housing stress across regional Victoria has today been revealed by Australians for Affordable Housing (AAH). Renters and home purchasers are struggling with high housing costs according to new modelling commissioned by AAH.
“Housing is the single biggest cost of living pressure in Australia. When low-income households spend more than 30 per cent of their income on housing costs they are officially in housing stress. This means they have very little left over to cover other costs like food, transport, bills or money for emergencies”.
Mildura is the hardest hit, with close to 20 per cent of households experiencing housing stress, Sarah Toohey, AAH Campaign Manager announced today.
“Renters are doing it even tougher than those with a mortgage. More than 45 per cent of renters in Mount Alexandra, Central Goldfields and Hepburn are experiencing housing stress,” Ms Toohey said.
Australians for Affordable Housing called on Tasmanians to join the campaign for more affordable housing as it launched in Hobart today, revealing which councils are hit the hardest by housing stress.
New modelling commissioned by AAH shows the Hobart council areas where both renters and home purchasers struggle with high housing costs. Continue reading »
Australians for Affordable Housing is calling on Tasmanians to join the campaign for more affordable housing, revealing which local council areas across the state are hit the hardest by housing stress.
New modelling commissioned by the campaign shows the Northern Tassie towns where housing stress is affecting with renters and home buyers alike. Continue reading »
Australians for Affordable Housing is urging South Australians to campaign for more affordable housing as it launches new data on where housing stress is hitting Adelaide the hardest.
New research commissioned by the campaign shows the suburbs where both renters and home purchasers struggle with high housing costs. Continue reading »
Housing stress is not just an inner city problem, but extends to regional towns, where increasing numbers of South Australians are experiencing housing stress.
New research commissioned by AAH shows just where renters and home buyers struggle with high housing costs. Continue reading »
In the decade from 2001 to 2010 Australia grew by over 1 million households, but lost 5,308 social housing properties.
This is contributing to housing stress in the rental market, where one in four renters are in housing stress.
While the Federal Government’s Nation Building Stimulus gave a much-needed boost to social housing, this funding is set to run out next year. Continue reading »
New research shows that more than one in ten households face housing stress.
Australians for Affordable housing commissioned the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) to update rates of housing stress across the country.
The report, entitled Housing Costs Through the Roof: Australia’s Housing Stress shows how housing stress plays out in each state.
Nationally, 850,000 households are at risk of financial hardship and poverty after paying for housing costs.
To download the full report, with statistics on each state, click the link below.
A survey conducted by the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) reveals that housing costs are the single biggest concern for workers in insecure employment, reinforcing the need for action on affordable housing.
I delivered a speech at the Anti Poverty Week Roundtable today hosted by the Australian Services Union Conference examining the housing stress and financial hardship that insecure work and high housing costs can create.
Today we had the Victorian launch of the campaign where we revealed that high housing costs are pushing households to seek emergency relief services for the provision of basics like food parcels and bill payments.
In order to really address the lack of affordable housing in this country, we need a National Housing plan and a Federal Housing Minister to ensure a more balanced approach to affordable housing.