Stress rising for social housing tenants

Renters are particularly prone to financial and housing stress, according to the latest latest Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey.

The report found housing stress had increased for renters over the survey period from 2001 to 2016. And social housing tenants were particularly hard hit.

People are defined as being in housing stress when their housing costs are more than 30 per cent of their income, and the household is in the bottom 40 per cent of income distribution.

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