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Housing strategy prices people out of homes

Posted on 23 November 2011

The government’s new housing strategy is pushing people on low incomes into renting from private landlords without any added security. Under government proposals, local authorities will soon be able to discharge their statutory duty to house homeless people by placing them in private rented accommodation, while new build “affordable” social housing will be let at higher rents, which are 80% of market rents, pricing out many poorer families in London and the south-east of England.
So it is clear that the private sector is being expected to provide homes for many who once might have gone into social housing………………………………………..Full Article: Source


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