In a series of special reports, ITV News is examining Britain's housing crisis.
Home ownership is slipping out of reach for many people.
The chronic shortage of affordable social housing means there are very few options available.
Many are forced to rent from private landlords, but a third of rented accommodation in England fails to meet the Decent Homes Standard.
Earlier this year Theresa May promised to breathe down the necks of local authorities to build more social housing.
In reality, many councils fail to meet the governments targets, leaving people on low incomes trapped in a situation they have no control over.
Kerry, Dan and their three children live in a two bedroom flat on the 8th floor of a high rise block in Wednesfield, Wolverhampton.
The couple sleep on a sagging sofa bed in the living room.
Their children Corben, aged 10, and Tiaami, 7, share one bedroom. Their eldest son Tristan has his own room.
Kerry's 14-year old son from a previous relationship cannot stay over as there is simply no space.
She is frustrated with the living arrangement her family has been forced to make.
Their children have said they crave outside space where they can play outside.
The family bid for numerous properties in the last two and a half years - without success.
Wolverhampton City Council said in a statement,