The affordability of private renting for families claiming local housing allowance

By: Liam Reynolds  Published: July 2012


The research reveals that in over a third of local authorities in England, a family claiming maximum local housing allowance would be unable to afford the cheapest quarter of rents.

It also finds that urban areas and seaside towns are more likely to be largely unaffordable for families claiming local housing allowance, and are also more likely to contain a high proportion of families affected by the reforms.


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