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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

Watch: A Living Rent

Meet Jasmine - she has to spend over a third of her income on rent. There are 1.2 million people just like her. So what can be done to make housing more affordable? We put forward an innovative new type of social housing called ‘living rent’ - which links the level of rent to income. Rather than rents being linked to those charged in the market; it would be linked to local average income levels. This would be fairer and provide greater security. Find out more and read the report here: https://www.ippr.org/research/publications/living-rent