|‘Housing’ is not just about ‘home ownership’|
3 people every minute are turning to Citizens Advice with a housing problem, new figures have revealed. In its new report Dispatches from the front lines of the housing crisis the charity presents a snapshot of local housing challenges from across England & Wales. It also argues that there needs to be a wider debate about the housing challenges facing the nation.
Last year CAB helped people with over 430,000 housing issues, up 4% on the previous year. Debt issues due to private rental arrears were also up by 8%. It is calling for a housing debate which looks beyond getting people onto the property ladder, involving everyone from local councils to builders, MPs and landlords.