Housing challenge

Ownership answers for ‘Generation Rent’

While it is easy to claim young Australians are locked out of the property market because policy initiatives favouring investors have driven up prices in desirable areas, could there be another cause? Yasmine Lomax reports.

A new Aussie dream

Rising house prices and population pressures on supply raises the prospect that instead of buyng a home young Australians will rent an apartment all their lives. Donal Sheil reports.

Determined dreamers

A survey of young Australians has highlighted a crisis in the Melbourne’s rental market. Two-thirds of respondents had experienced difficulties in finding somewhere to rent.

The unavailability of suitable housing, and its affordability, top the list of concerns for the 202 men and women who responded to the survey by Swinburne University journalism students.

Other prominent grievances include accusations that real estate agents and landlords discriminate against the young. The Standard news team reports.