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Low-Income Families Face a Housing ‘Black Hole’ in England

Low-income renters are falling into a "housing black hole", with new analysis suggesting that fewer than one in eight homes listed for rent are affordable to those receiving housing benefit.

Spiralling rents, coupled with a freeze on housing benefit, have led to a "huge shortfall" in affordable homes in England, say the homelessness charity Crisis and the property listing portal Zoopla.