Attitudes to Housing Affordability

By: Catherine Davie  Published: April 2011


Shelter has commissioned YouGov to explore how people are coping with their housing costs in the current economic climate.

Summary

Most statistics in the briefing are from a survey conducted in August 2010, however, where available, the findings have been compared with results from earlier surveys highlighting trends over time:

  • Rising numbers are struggling to keep up with their rent or mortgage payments
  • Renters are more likely to be struggling than homeowners
  • People have used savings, borrowed money and got second jobs to meet their housing costs
  • The use of credit cards to meet housing costs is rising.

 

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