Youth getting little allowance towards rising rents

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There’s a direct link between rising homelessness and low rental housing affordability. But is this affecting people on Youth Allowance or Newstart? The 2013 Anglicare Rental Affordabilty Snapshot found that there were no suitable private rental properties for single people living on Youth Allowance or Newstart. The National Welfare Rights is calling for a 30% rise in Commonwealth assistance, amidst reports of rising housing stress.

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