People in Housing Need Speak Out

I have lived in Faversham all my life, but now in my late thirties, am having to seriously contemplate leaving the area due to the lack of affordable housing.  

I was living in a rental property for a couple of years but have since had to move back into my parent's house as it seemed a waste of money, as opposed to saving for a deposit etc. Not only is there a lack of affordable housing in the area, it feels like an impossible task to get onto the property ladder, given I am a single female and self-employed…clearly a poor prospect in terms of securing a mortgage.  

Given my family and friends are all located in Kent, I am sad to leave the area and although there are probably more affordable areas of the UK, there really isn’t anywhere else I’d like to live. Therefore, I see my only option being moving abroad.  

There definitely needs to be the provision of affordable housing, otherwise, there is no way one can progress in life. I’m aware some have the opinion that owning a home should not be viewed as a ‘right’ but I personally believe it is a deeper issue, for example, the feeling of stagnating, due to the inability of gaining full independence and freedom, as a result of the lack of affordable housing, really can have a detrimental effect on one’s mental wellbeing. Life should be about progression, not taking steps backwards, so to speak.  

It is definitely an issue which needs to be addressed. The current climate of unaffordable housing and sky-rocketing property prices is unsustainable and certainly a disheartening thought for future generations (in addition to my own).
I'm recently separated, have a large deposit and all I want is a 2 bed house with a drive. As a single person my budget would be 230-250k but are no 2 bed houses with the ability to park a car off-road available anywhere in Town.  All you see coming onto the market from these new estates are 3 + bedroom houses from 370k. How can a single person afford anything near that? I've lived in Faversham all my life but it looks like I'm going to have to move away to find an affordable property.
I am currently living in a 2 bedroom council house with my 3 grown up sons aged 23, 22 and 18 in one bedroom. This is a very stressful situation for both myself and my sons – and I need to be able to move to a bigger house as my Sons or myself have no way of being able to fund living in the private sector. The boys all sharing a bedroom impacts on their personal lives and mental health which then starts to affect me.

We have always lived in Faversham and both myself and my oldest son also work in the town and we do not want to relocate outside of the town – nor should we have to. My Parents, brother and his family all live in Faversham.
We are a married couple in our mid 30's with 4 children. We live in a very small 3 bed housing association property. We both work for the NHS and have a joint income of around 50k. So we are entitled to no benefits and don't claim anything. We pay our full rent around 600 per month. We cannot afford to buy a house and fear our situation will never change. Having 4 children and cars required for work and usual living expenses there is no way we can save for a deposit which is a minimum of 10%. The maximum mortgage we would potentially be eligible for is 200-250,000 so we would need a massive £25,000  deposit which is completely unachievable and the properties in this price bracket are 2 bed flats. Not ideal for a family of 6.
 I am currently renting privately and have lived in Faversham all my life. Living as a single person on a single wage, it's hard for me to scrape by every month to afford to live. I have contacted the council. They can't help on the basis of financial situations alone. My family whom I lived with previously have passed away and other family members I do not communicate with. Just wanted to let you know that it is a struggle to live, especially when you are on your own.

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