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A secure home is vital to wellbeing—all should have one

The government must accept responsibility

By Danny Dorling  

Houses in south east London ©Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Press Association Images

In 1983 your chance of owning your own home was over 70 per cent for people aged between 29 and 49. In 2012 the lucky group who had a 70 per cent or more chance of owning their homes were aged 58 to 85. Home ownership and rapid house value inflation was a “bonus” won by just one generation. And yet a secure home is one of the most important factors influencing…

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