More than a third of rental households in the Mountains are experiencing stress in trying to keep up payments, according to the latest figures.
A report by Wentworth Community Housing and Western Sydney Community Forum looked at housing affordability and homelessness across a wide area of western Sydney, the Mountains and Hawkesbury.
It showed that 36.4 per cent of Mountains renters were in trouble, up 3.4 per cent over the five-year study period (2011-2016). These are housholds with the lowest 40 per cent of incomes paying more than 30 per cent of their usual gross weekly income on rent.
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Source: Blue Mountains Gazette