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Open Door - Lone Parents in the private rented sector - problems and policies

Open Door - Lone Parents in the private rented sector

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Summary

A report by Threshold and OPEN (One Parent Exchange & Network) which examines the challenges faced by lone parents raising children in unsuitable accommodation occupying the lower end of the private rented sector. The report also highlights the requirements of providing family-friendly accommodation, identifying some key features that local authorities should stipulate in relation to accommodation for families, and making recommendations as to how to maximise the potential value of the Rental Accommodation Scheme as an instrument of housing policy. This report was funded by the Combat Poverty Agency under its Poverty Research Initiative.