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More Australians forced out of homes as rental housing affordability crisis rages on

Photo by ABC News: Keane Bourke
Photo by ABC News: Keane Bourke

More Australians forced out of homes as rental housing affordability crisis rages on, Anglicare report shows

 

At the age of 58, Dawn Dowling never thought she'd be stuck packing her belongings into storage and moving in with a friend.

But that's the reality the supermarket worker is facing, with her rent set to rise by $70 a week, taking up almost all of her income, and no affordable options on the market.

"I need to live somewhere. I don't want to live in my car," she said from her soon-to-be $420 a week two-bedroom unit in Perth's western suburbs.

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