Each year Anglicare Australia conducts the Rental Affordability Snapshot. Developed by the Social Action Research Centre at Anglicare Tasmania in 2007, it was designed to highlight the lived experience of people looking for housing while in receipt of a low income.
The results of the Rental Affordability Snapshot show how difficult it is for people on low incomes to secure accommodation, without being in a position of housing stress. The severe financial hardship associated with meeting the cost of rental accommodation leaves many families on low incomes with the difficult decision of choosing between basic necessities such as paying bills, buying food, seeing a doctor, or paying the rent.
Click here to read the full Rental Affordability Snapshot or a summary for Tasmania.