The human cost - How the lack of affordable housing impacts on all aspects of life

By: Belinda Turffrey  Published: April 2010


To understand more deeply the impact unaffordable housing is having on society, Shelter commissioned YouGov to carry out a survey to find out first-hand what the high cost of housing meant for people.

The results have reinforced our belief that unaffordable housing plays a vital role in changing the way people live, and constraining their choices. The findings illustrate how the high cost of housing is having an impact on all aspects of life, and raise the prospect that, as a result of a collective failure to find solutions, we could be allowing ourselves to drift into a future where we will all ultimately be worse off.


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