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Britain is facing a housing crisis. The lack of affordable housing is having a huge impact on families across the country, from those who worry they will never be able to buy their own home to people struggling to meet their monthly mortgage repayments. In addition, homelessness is rising, with more than 2,000 people sleeping rough each year. In summer 2016, research by Shelter and YouGov found that first-time buyers are now 38 years old, on average, while 16 per cent of under-45s said they had postponed getting married as a result of the housing crisis. Among 25- to 34-year-olds, home ownership has dropped from 68 per cent a decade ago to 39 per cent now, as house prices have doubled over the last 25 years. While this paints a bleak picture of housing in the UK today, there are various church-based projects working to help people facing homelessness and housing crises.

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