Response to Affordable Housing Commission story on disruption to family life

24 February 2020

Responding to Affordable Housing Commission’s story on disruption to family life due to housing crisis, Kate Henderson, Chief Executive at the National Housing Federation, which represents not-for-profit landlords to more than 6 million people says:

“This research demonstrates that problems with the housing market are affecting the population in increasingly insidious ways: disrupting family life, mental health and fundamental life choices.

“Young people are increasingly forced into expensive and often low quality private rentals because of the shortage of social housing and increasingly unaffordable house prices. With private landlords able to evict tenants with little notice, this is an unstable situation for anyone to live in and especially those thinking about starting a family.

“Increased investment into social housing at the upcoming budget offers a massive opportunity for the government to remove the barriers identified in this report, level up the country and ultimately help resolve the housing crisis.”

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