15 Jun 2022
We have launched the first in a series of briefing documents on how the cost-of-living crisis is impacting social housing tenants. This briefing document series summarises research and data showing how the cost-of-living crisis is affecting social housing residents, highlighted by tenant case studies and examines how the various sectors involved are responding.
Each briefing document will provide CIH members, the sector, and other key stakeholders with a synopsis of the most relevant up to date facts, figures, policies and factors on the cost-of-living crisis and its impact on social housing.
The first edition looks at how the crisis is growing and why, the effects on household bills, how much help the government is providing, and evidence of how the crisis affects social tenants.
Future briefings will look at issues including what social landlords are doing in response to the crisis, how changes in benefits have reduced the help available, and how the sector should handle the next round of rent increases.
This first bulletin summarises the current situation. Some briefing highlights include:
Within the briefing document we call on government to:
Talking about the cost-of-living briefing series Rachael Williamson, head of policy and external affairs at CIH said:
“The cost-of-living crisis is having a huge effect across society, with social housing tenants some of the hardest hit. Our aim in creating this cost-of-living series is to provide a succinct, insightful summary of the latest research and statistics alongside resident voice and sector response. We hope you find this a useful briefing to inform your understanding.”
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