A months pay from becoming homeless

One in three workers in Yorkshire and Humberside could not pay their rent or mortgage for more than a month if they lost their jobs, new figures from Shelter show.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 13th April 2013, 3:26 pm

The survey of working adults found 31 per cent could not pay their rent or mortgage from savings for more than a month.

And 17 per cent of those said if they lost their jobs and couldn’t secure a new one right away, they couldn’t pay their rent or mortgage at all.

Campbell Robb, chief executive of Shelter said: “These figures paint an alarming picture of a nation where the buffer between having a home and potentially becoming homeless is a single pay check.”

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