The CCPA study shows that the discrepancy between rental and minimum wage is growing in the region, particularly in rural areas such as Woolwich and Wellesley. Even with minimum wage increases, landlords are raising rents, making it difficult for minimum wage earners to escape core housing need. The lack of purpose-built rental construction and the over-inflation of housing prices due to easy credit have further contributed to the issue. Despite lip service from councils, housing affordability remains a challenge in the region.

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