Mum’s heartbreak at endless rental battle, with 48 rejections in four months

This article can be found on The Mercury.

A MOTHER of three young children has applied for 48 homes in four months – and 48 times her heart has been broken. Paige Robertson-Wood is worried she and the children, aged 10, 8 and 2, will spend a second Christmas without a place to call home.

“It’s my children I worry about,” she said.

“I think landlords see I’m a single parent with three children and on Centrelink and they think we will destroy their house.

“They discriminate against single parents and I’ve been told I should get a babysitter and turn up without the kids, but that is very hard.

“I have an impeccable rental history with Housing Tasmania and rented for nine-and-a-half years, but there is just nothing out there for us.”

Read the full article at The Mercury.

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