Students in Rent Crisis: Push to Raise Subsidies

Jessica Irvine, from the Sydney Morning Herald, has reported today that “Three out of four students receiving youth allowance and Commonwealth rent assistance still live in housing stress”. Community sector organisation Australians for Affordable Housing, is asking the federal government to act swiftly to relieve an estimated 100,000 private renters of their renting pressures. Indicating that this can be achieved by a 30 percent increase in the budget for rent assistance.