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Housing Summit Focuses On Poverty In York


6:00am 19th October 2013

The culmination of City of York Council’s Housing Week 2014 has focused on the challenge of tackling poverty and the part housing takes in that.

Cllr Tracey Simpson-Laing, City of York Council’s Cabinet Member for Health, Housing and Adult Social Care, said: “The link between the supply and quality of housing and financial wellbeing as well as children’s educational attainment is strong and, with welfare reform added to the mix, the potential for poverty, financial and social exclusion deepens.

“In a popular city with high private sector rents and a shortage of social housing, we want to explore new solutions to these challenges. This week gives lots of opportunities for residents and housing professionals alike to take action and work towards solutions.”

A video of the summit will be available for public view via www.york.gov.uk/housingweek after the weekend.

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