Priced out of rental market | The Northern Daily Leader

Mon Apr 25, 2016

LOW income earners and income support recipients are getting priced out of the rental market, with a recent snapshot of the region finding only 79 properties suitable for the less well off.

Figures from the Anglicare Australia rental affordability snapshot found the Indigenous community, financially stressed and people experiencing mental health issues the most affected groups the region.

The snapshot looked at 528 private rentals advertised in the region on April 2 and 3 and found there was no affordable properties in Tamworth, Armidale, Inverell or Moree for single people aged over 18 living on the Newstart or Youth Allowance, and only two properties for single parents living off parenting payments.

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