Posts tagged ‘housing’
Housing affordability in Canada seems to be in just as dire a situation as it is here in Australia, except at least Canadian renters have waaaay more rights than renters here 🙃 I thought this article did well laying out the major issues.
Link: “Just 1.2 per cent of rental properties in Australia are affordable for minimum wage earners, analysis finds”
Some depressing housing unaffordability statistics here. Among them:
- just 1.2% of rentals affordable for a full-time minimum wage worker
- only 3 listings in the country affordable for someone on JobSeeker, and all for shared accommodation
- zero listings affordable for someone on Youth Allowance
It is truly awful that a town can have a homelessness crisis while 30% of properties there lie vacant most of the time, as they’re holiday homes owned by wealthy outsiders. How do we live in a system that does not consider this fundamentally broken?