Sharing the spoils: bringing home ownership into reach for low to middle income households

Wednesday 20 November 2013 Housing, Wealth and Debt

Low to middle income households are increasingly shut out of traditional home ownership, and more and more families with children are living in the private rental sector. We know, however, that home ownership overwhelmingly remains most people’s preferred tenure and the lack of asset accumulation amongst long term renters is a concern.

This event launched new research which argues that shared ownership needs to be understood as the fourth tenure in the UK housing market, a bridge between renting and conventional home ownership for less well-off families.