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Housing facts

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Three million households have had to sell possessions to pay for housingOne in 10 people have taken on an extra job or overtime to try to meet housing costsOne in seven children in Britain is growing up homeless or badly housed Just under one million children are trapped in overcrowded housingSome 90,000 homeless households living in temporary accommodation in England – double the number in 1997In 21 local authority areas at least 3 percent of the private houses are empty. In Burnley it is 6.2 percent and in Liverpool 5.6 percentThere are more than 28,000 homes standing empty in Suffolk and Essex Many empty prope
Issue 2162
  • Three million households have had to sell possessions to pay for housing
  • One in 10 people have taken on an extra job or overtime to try to meet housing costs
  • One in seven children in Britain is growing up homeless or badly housed
  • Just under one million children are trapped in overcrowded housing
  • Some 90,000 homeless households living in temporary accommodation in England – double the number in 1997
  • In 21 local authority areas at least 3 percent of the private houses are empty. In Burnley it is 6.2 percent and in Liverpool 5.6 percent
  • There are more than 28,000 homes standing empty in Suffolk and Essex
  • Many empty properties are publicly owned

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