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Housing facts


  • 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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Features
Tue 28 Jul 2009, 18:56 BST
Issue No. 2162
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