Joseph Rowntree Foundation commissioned a study by the University of York to track over three years the housing and life experiences of people in low-income households. The researchers, including SEI’s Alison Dyke, found that a lack of affordable housing didn’t just affect people’s ability to sustain a home – it affected work, relationships and health. Many people said only an unexpected inheritance would give them any choice or control over their situation.

The type of housing available to people on low incomes, especially in the private rented sector, is poor at adapting to circumstances and life events, which means many people face an additional struggle at the most difficult times in their lives.

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Source: The Guardian
Language: English