I’m disabled and homeless – yet I’m constantly forced to jump through hoops just to prove I need support

Trying to get a rental property under my own name is a nightmare, because real estate agents don’t like the look of me on paper. I’m on a full disability pension. I’m searching for work – be it casual, part-time or full-time – but it’s hard to hold down a job when you’ve got weekly medical appointments. And with no employment or rental history, you can’t secure a rental property.

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Housing, Accommodation, Tenancy

Ashleigh Chambers

Guardian Australia

Date published:
Sat 3rd Sep, 2022