Anglicare Australia releases annual Rental Affordability Snapshot

13 May 2019, by NCCH NSW in Affordable Housing, Blog, Everybody's Home campaign, Rental stress, Social housing

Every year, Anglicare Australia tests if it is possible for people on low incomes to rent a home in the private market. They do this by taking a snapshot of the thousands of properties listed for rent on and they test whether each property is affordable and suitable for people on low incomes.

The Rental Affordability Snapshot (RAS) is designed to highlight the lived experience of looking for housing while on a low income. It focuses on the Australian population who earn the least income – Commonwealth benefit recipients and minimum wage earners.

NCCH CEO John McKenna has conducted several interviews on the topic of affordable housing since the release of the RAS on 29 April.

Mr McKenna, who is Chair of Community Housing Industry Association NSW (CHIA NSW), has called for a State-wide housing strategy, noting that “The Anglicare Snapshot again shows the critical shortages of rental accommodation for people on the lowest incomes”.

You can download the full Anglicare Australia report, including regional reports, from the Snapshot’s interactive website: or click on the graphic below to download a copy of the 2019 Report:

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