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Britain's housing crisis 'causing misery for millions'

One in five people fear having to move out of their local area because of the high cost of housing, a new survey has found. The Chartered Institute of Housing said the results suggested the problem was "causing misery for millions".

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Housing costs 'causing stress for 32%'

The online survey of 2,000 people aged 16 to 75 also found:

  • A total of 32% said housing costs were causing them stress
  • Around 40% would be in favour of more homes being built in their area
  • Some 60% of people believe it is harder for them to buy than it was for their parents
  • An estimated 52% said that no political party had the best policies on housing

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