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Probe into housing options for people aged 16 to 34

A local authority is launching an investigation into what housing options there are for younger people within its patch, and whether the private rental sector - and other parts of the housing landscape - does enough for this age demographic.

Harborough council hopes the consultation – aimed at 16 to 34 year olds – will help identify gaps or obstacles faced by young people trying to find suitable housing options locally.

Responses received will help the council understand the motivations and needs of young people seeking housing and will shape future work on in this area.


It will also feed into the council’s Young Person Strategy, currently being developed for the same age group.

People are encouraged to have their say before March 31 at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Housing_In_Harborough


A council spokesperson says: “We know there is a need for more single-person, one-bed accommodation and we also know that the average age for buying a house is now 34, but a better understanding of the wider needs of young people is crucial when we develop our future approach to affordable housing, affordable rentals, Help To Buy Schemes and other ways we can assist young people in their search for a home.”

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