More low-income households face the prospect of homelessness
Bill Woods speaks with Dr Andrew Clarke, School of Social Sciences, UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture at University of New South Wales, who says more low-income households are at risk of becoming homeless as they find themselves priced out of an increasingly competitive private rental market.
“Internal migration to regional areas during the pandemic has seen low vacancy rates and skyrocketing asking prices in the private rental market there.”
“Meanwhile, stagnant levels of affordable housing development in capital cities have failed to keep up with population growth, let alone rising need,” Dr Clarke says.
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