#HomeOfHerOwn- Campaign to raise awareness of gender housing affordability gap
Date Posted: Monday 22nd July 2019
Our report A home of her own, housing and women looks at how women are being impacted by the housing crisis. The report found:
- Nowhere in England is housing affordable for women. There is no region in England where the average home to rent is affordable for a woman on median earnings.
- Women need over 12 times their annual salaries to be able to buy a home in England, while men need just over eight times.
- Across England as a whole average rents take 43% of women’s median earnings and 28% of men’s.
If you would like to campaign about housing issues on a local or regional level the below resources can help support you to do this.
- Report: A home of her own, housing and women
- Executive Summary: A home of her own, housing and women
- Info graphic: A regional breakdown of men and women’s average earning that are absorbed by private sector rents
- Info graphic: Average rents in England take 43% of women’s average pay
- Info graphic: Average rents in West Midlands take up 40% of women’s average pay
- Video: A short clip by Sara Reis (author of A home of her own) discussing the main findings of the report