80% of people in housing association homes are working
The Real London Lives Project has found that four in five people living in housing association homes in London are in employment.
A report by the g15 group of London’s 15 larges housing associations has found that just under 80% of Londoner who live in housing association homes go to work and only 21% are unemployed. They also found that due to low income 60% of working households require housing benefit to pay all or part of their rent.
The report also found that 25% of households find that keeping up with bills is a constant struggle. For people that have seen their housing benefit reduced since April this year it rises to 43%, reports 24dash.
The Real London Lives project combines films and in-depth research with 1,600 interviews as well as 60 in-depth qualitative interviews which aims to tell the real story of what it is like living in affordable homes within London, including the cost of London living, employment and welfare reform. It is being led by Dr Julie Rugg from the Centre for Housing Policy at the University of York.
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