Renters on low incomes face a policy black hole: homes for social rent are the answer
Think tank: Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Author(s): Joseph Elliott; Rachelle Earwaker
October 13, 2021
This report from UK think tank the Joseph Rowntree Foundation looks at the large number of households on low incomes paying rents they cannot afford.
JRF’s latest analysis shows the large number of households on low incomes paying rents they cannot afford in the private rented sector. It provides new analysis on the depth and geographical spread of this problem and examines the Government’s policy response, which is not currently succeeding either in making renting more affordable or in making homeownership accessible to this group.
Key recommendations – our analysis shows why significantly increasing the supply of homes for social rent is the solution – 90,000 a year for the next 15 years – and sets out the level of investment the Government should commit to at this autumn’s Comprehensive Spending Review to deliver them.