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Shelter shares data and maps on (un)affordable rent

28th October 2016, posted in

Housing and homelessness charity Shelter has shared the latest data on (un)affordable renting to a typical family earning the new national living wage.

Read more to see maps for each area in the country.


Shelter looks  into rise in private market rents, affordable rent homes (homes with rents at roughly 80% of market rate), the ‘Conservative Living Rent’ idea, where rents are linked to no more than 1/3 of a low earners salary; This is similar to social rent, though a little higher and more flexible.

You can also see the results shown in maps.

Click here to read the full blog post, the findings, and see the maps for each area of the country and see how the area you live in compares to others.

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