40% of residents 'live in housing that falls below acceptable living standard'

40% of residents 'live in housing that falls below acceptable living standard'
 

The housing charity has developed a "living home standard", designed to be the housing equivalent of the living wage, to measure what makes an acceptable home.
Research found that one in four people live in homes (27%) that fall below the standard because of their high cost, while almost one in five (18%) live in homes which fail because of poor conditions, including problems with persistent pests, damp or safety hazards.
One in 10 people (10%) fail on living standards due to instability, largely driven by renters who feel they do not have enough control over how long they can... read more

 
17 October 2016 in Regional West, Views: 36
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