Housing crisis drives more than 1m private tenants deeper into poverty
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.Continue reading...
Published on 22 Sep 2018 at 12:10PM