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 year’s Tasmanian Rental Affordability Snapshot here.

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A new framework could draw on data such as the rental vacancy rate, rental prices and the number of Tasmanians relying on income support payments to determine the need for public investment in affordable housing.

Targets and transparency needed

Anglicare Tasmania has encouraged the Tasmanian Government to develop a framework with clear targets for the availability of affordable housing to guide its investment in the State’s housing market.

Anglicare’s annual Rental Affordability Snapshot shows rents are rising up to 10 times faster than income support payments, and an increasing number of Tasmanian children are being brought up in homelessness.

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