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The forgotten households: is intermediate housing meeting affordable housing needs?
- Document type
- Discussion paper
- Hughes, Nicola
- Date of publication
- 1 July 2010
- Housing and Homelessness
- Social welfare
- Material type
Successive governments have tried to improve access to home ownership through various measures, one of which was the creation of an‘intermediate housing market’. This loose term refers to financial products or tenure types that aim to bridge the gap between owning and renting a home. The market is small: it is estimated that fewer than one per cent of households in England currently reside in an intermediate home. This discussion paper explores:
- the history and development of the intermediate market
- the housing needs and aspirations of non-homeowners
- the success of the intermediate market in meeting those needs and aspirations.