JRF report: ‘The links between housing and poverty’

A Joseph Rowntree Foundation study published in February 2013 finds that poverty and low incomes prevent people from accessing potential housing options, and make others hard to sustain. This evidence review explores how housing can mitigate or exacerbate the impact of poverty on people’s lives.

This study analyses the past decade of UK evidence to explore:

  • the relationship between housing circumstances and the experience of poverty;
  • the relative importance of housing cost, quality and location and other factors in the impact of poverty on people’s lives; and
  • the role of housing in enabling people to take up employment and increase income from work.