Monday, 22 July 2013

Home Truths: How affordable is housing for Britain’s ordinary working families?

a research paper by Vidhya Alakeson and Giselle Cory for the Resolution Foundation


One third of Britain is effectively off-limits to lower-income working families looking to rent a home privately because they can no longer afford a property in those parts of the country.

An alarming new report, Home Truths, is the first to give a comprehensive assessment of where less affluent families can reasonably afford to live, revealing that even a very modest rented home is beyond the reach of low income households in 33 per cent of all local authority areas.

Full text (PDF 38pp)

Very useful maps which show clearly where the unaffordable places are. And they’re not all predictable.

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