Section: Affordable Housing

Almost 3 million children from working families in poverty

Posted 29.03.19
National Housing Federation (NHF): Article link

Figures just released by the Government show a further rise in the number of children from working families living in poverty. This is an increase of 833,000 children since 2010.

National Housing Federation analysis shows there are now 847,000 children from working families living in poverty for the sole reason that their rent or mortgage is too expensive. This is a 30% increase - 193,000 children - since 2010.

National Housing Federation analysis shows that since 2010 housing has consistently been a key driver of poverty among working families. This year the number of children pushed in to poverty before they've even paid for housing has shot up by 287,000 children.

As house prices have increased and rents continue to be extortionate, the National Housing Federation is worried children are being pushed even deeper into poverty by their housing costs.


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