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INCREASING HOMELESSNESS

June 3, 2017 8:49 AM

The cost of housing in Surrey H Housingeath is considerably higher than the national average. Prices from March 2016 - March 2017 have risen 1.4%*, with the average property costing £386,000. People are struggling to get onto the housing ladder and as a result of higher demand, rents are rising.

We need affordable housing in line with household budgets. Realistic funding methods and support schemes such as part rent, part buy, equity loans and social housing need to be made available for young people to be able to live in their own home.

Ann-Marie Barker says "We cannot leave young people dependent on the bank of mum and dad for a huge deposit. Liberal Democrats would set up a Housing First provider in each local authority putting long-term homeless people straight into independent homes rather than emergency shelters". Ann-Marie Barker

*https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-house-price-index-england-march-2017/uk-house-price-index-england-march-2017