Canberra has no affordable housing options for young people or single parents on welfare payments, Anglicare's 2015 Rental Affordability Snapshot has found.
So bad is the state of Canberra's youth housing, the closest the report's authors could find to an available affordable home for the demographic was a room in Turner listed as a lounge room for $80 a week.
Overall, the report found Canberra homes continued to be "extremely unaffordable", despite a softer market, with only one in every 300 Canberra rental properties affordable for most low-income groups.
The findings confirm recent analysis from the ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) and ACT Shelter, which found Canberra's wealth was hiding a housing crisis.
Student and single mother of two Tilleah Roselli, 21, who lived on the streets for years as a teenager, has seen the crisis firsthand after moving from government housing in Melbourne.
"If you can pick anything in terms of housing, I've been there and I've done it," she said.
Ms Roselli, whose support network consists of one person in Canberra besides youth workers, said her recent hunt for a home was a "massive hit to her self esteem".
"If it was on Gumtree and under $400, I was applying for it, and every time it was 'you don't earn enough'," she said.
Finally, she successfully applied for the single National Affordable Housing Scheme property on the books of a major Canberra real estate agent, and is now paying $320 a week, or two-thirds of her income on rent.
But Ms Roselli said it was worth it to have a safe roof over her head.
"I couldn't leave the house during the day [in Melbourne], as I had neighbours hurl abuse at me. I had my door beaten in to the point there was a big crack in the door and to go from that to only hearing the creaks of the tin from the rain of the roof ... it's the biggest relief I've ever had," she said.
The survey of 1835 properties advertised for rent on the weekend of April 11-12 measured properties in terms of them taking up to 30 per cent of someone's disposable income.
The survey found just 127 would be appropriate for people living on welfare payments without putting them in housing stress and just 313 would be appropriate for those on the minimum wage.
Low-wage Canberrans were locked out of the rental market, even if they moved to Queanbeyan, according to the report.
"Even Queanbeyan's prices are reaching a level of unaffordability that low-income earners cannot cope with," the report said.
Anglicare chief executive Jeremy Halcrow said the annual snapshot showed the housing situation had not improved for most poorer Canberrans since last year and he called for "excessively generous" negative gearing arrangements to be addressed.
"Despite some suburbs recording falls in weekly rents, it comes as no relief to low-income earners at the lower end of the market. We are not going to solve the problem through recession.
"At a federal level, we believe negative gearing needs to be modified to reduce the excessive generosity towards landlords," he said.
The number of sharehouses available to single people on minimum wages also plummeted from 2014 to 2015, with only 160 on the market, down from 280 last year.
Mr Halcrow said he was not sure why there was such a dramatic drop.
However, the situation for those on the aged pension has slightly improved and, for the first time in the time of the survey, more singles on a minimum wage were able to afford a home they did not share with others.