Published: 22nd May 2019

Image by Claire Jones-Hughes from Pixabay Young people today are facing greater housing difficulties than previous generations, new research has found. A new report by the youth homelessness charity Centrepoint has found that young people are increasingly reliant on the private rental sector, where they face higher housing costs despite relying on more precarious incomes. The report is based on a poll of almost 1700 adults aged between 18 to 69, covering five generations from those who came of age in the 1970s to young people today. Centrepoint CEO Seyi Obakin said: ‘Our research shows that in the fifty years since Centrepoint was founded, it has become much, much more difficult for young people to leave home and live independently. ‘The high cost of housing, increased reliance on the private rented sector and the need to depend on multiple sources of income are challenges all young … (To read the full article, subscribe below)