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    Housing crisis drives more than 1m private tenants deeper into poverty /Link

    Lack of social housing and rise in universal credit sanctions hit low-income families hardest, report warns

    More than a million vulnerable people on low incomes are being driven deeper into poverty after being shunted into the private rental sector due to an acute shortage of social accommodation.

    A report commissioned by the Nationwide Foundation, an independent charity, says that the shortfall in social housing has been met by a doubling in size of the private rented sector in the past 25 years.

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    (@)Jamie Doward

    Published on 22 Sep 2018 at 12:10PM

    A benefits shake-up has made the problem worse because it means tenants are more likely to fall into arrears.

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