WHEN we talk about housing affordability, we are usually referring to first-home buyers. But there is a hidden crisis when it comes to home ownership and it is a growing problem.
The “pathetic” situation facing older renters locked out of owning property is highlighted in Professor Alan Morris’ new book, The Australian Dream: Housing Experiences of Older Australians. In it, he examines the impacts on the rising number of older Australians forced into the grossly unregulated private rental sector, who are primarily or solely dependent on the age pension for their income.
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