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25 Sep 2018

Housing crisis drives more than 1m private tenants deeper into poverty

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Lack of social housing and rise in universal credit sanctions hit low-income families hardest, report warns

More than a million vulnerable people on low incomes are being driven deeper into poverty after being shunted into the private rental sector due to an acute shortage of social accommodation.

report commissioned by the Nationwide Foundation, an independent charity, says that the shortfall in social housing has been met by a doubling in size of the private rented sector in the past 25 years.

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