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Effective housing for people on low incomes in the Welsh Valleys

This report gives five policy and practice recommendations, the combination of which will go some way to avoiding a bleak future if current challenges are not addressed.

Written by:
Dr Tom Archer, Dr Stephen Green, Ian Wilson
Date published:

Social housing providers, the Welsh Government, landlords and key stakeholders need to:

  • Carry out more effective and targeted use of existing grants and other finance.
  • Create changes to Local Housing Allowance (LHA) alongside developing measures to improve the supply of properties at LHA rates and improve quality.
  • Improve support for people to reduce housing costs and access employment.
  • Link social rents to local earnings to address affordability issues.
  • Develop vehicles to deliver both locally tailored responses and strategic action at a wider scale.
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