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Section: Private Sector Housing

Shut out: The barriers low-income households face in private renting

Posted 03.07.17
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A total of 4.5 million households now live in privately rented housing.

Over the last 20 years, the private rented sector has seen considerable expansion. But the evidence suggests that even at a time of significant growth, this sector has become more difficult for low-income households to access.

Many families find they cannot afford a privately rented home, or encounter landlords unwilling to let to housing benefit claimants.

This briefing from Shelter provides ways that the Government and others could take action to dismantle these obstacles and bring down homelessness.

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Reporting on July 2017

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