The Rental Affordability Snapshot is designed to highlight the lived experience of looking for housing while on a low income.
There is little high quality nationally representative data on the level of housing stress being experienced during the COVID-19 period or on the extent to which Australians have been able to reduce their mortgage and rent payment in light of government policies enabling this.
Anglicare WA conducts the Rental Affordability Snapshot each year to develop a better understanding of how our rental market is changing and the implications for Western Australians living on low incomes.
Thousands of low-income West Australians will continue to face housing insecurity and homelessness in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis if the WA Government does not urgently invest in social and affordable housing.
Rents remain unaffordable for lower income households, the latest release of the Rental Affordability Index (RAI) reveals.