Home-owners and poverty

Findings from this Joseph Rowntree report has found that half of all households in poverty are home-owners (a third once housing costs are considered).

This report examines the relationship between home-ownership, low incomes and poverty. One of its conclusions is that 'the poor housing conditions among home-owners in poverty, particularly older outright owners, need greater attention. Fixing homes that are cold, dangerous or in poor repair should enable older people to stay in their homes for longer, and avoid homes becoming a potential cause of ill-health'.