Goulburn residents Ambrosia Moore (22) and Harley Urquhart (28) have been struggling to find a place to move into after being evicted from their current property.
"The whole process has been very stressful for us," Harley said.
"We have been rejected by 30 places so far.
"I am a full-time student pursuing two degrees while Amber is working and studying as well.
"With every passing week, the rent keeps going up.
"Some places have really high rent that we may not be able to pay considering only one of us is working."
Unfortunately, Ambrosia and Harley are not alone.
Anglicare's annual Rental Affordability Snapshot statistics show a lack of affordable housing options for families in Goulburn, particularly those on low incomes.
A research by Regional Australia Institute (RAI) in February 2021 have revealed that one-in-five city residents are looking to move to the regions, with more than half wanting to make the jump within the next 12 months.
CoreLogic's quarterly Regional Market Update states that Australia's regional housing market has far outpaced value growth across Australia's capital cities in the last 12 months, rising 13 per cent compared with a 6.4 per cent gain in capital city values.
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