We have all heard about mortgage stress however renters' stress has received comparatively little mention according to Lea Keenan, coordinator of the WA Renters Alliance. Ms Keenan said that rising rents are not confined to Perth and the north west however "are just as out of control in the south west."
Housing affordability is an issue of basic human rights. A recent report in the UK, A Silent Killer by Sheffield University commissioned by a charity organisation, Crisis (21 Dec 2011) reveals that:
â€śPeople who live on the streets die an average of 30 years before the general populationâ€ť due to:
Steve Keen, Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Western Sydney and Australia's most prominent housing bear, has endorsed Prosper Australia's call for a First Home Buyers' Strike.