Rental Affordability Snapshot

Every year since 2007, Anglicare Tasmania’s Social Action and Research Centre (SARC) has analysed the rental market across Tasmania for the Rental Affordability Snapshot.

The Snapshot looks at all properties listed for rent on realestate.com.au and gumtree.com.au on a weekend at the end of March every year. It then assesses whether each property is affordable and appropriate for 14 types of households on low incomes, including young people, single parents, working families, older people and those dependent on Centrelink benefits.

You can find a link to download this years Tasmanian Rental Affordability Snapshot here.

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The cost of everyday essentials is rising and this means people’s income does not stretch as far as it used to.

Time for national action

A national plan of investment in social housing is needed to tackle the Australia-wide shortage of affordable rentals.

“The cost of everyday essentials is rising and this means people’s income does not stretch as far as it used to. Our frontline workers are seeing people across a wider demographic experiencing financial hardship and unable to afford basics,” says Anglicare’s General Manager of Housing and Community Services Noel Mundy.

Underinvestment in social housing comes at a cost. The better path is a strong housing system to provide security and stability. Greater cooperation by all levels of government is needed to improve access to affordable housing.

The Snapshot shares personal stories of Tasmanians struggling to find and afford housing that suits their circumstances.