3. Local housing market in East Devon
The main housing issues and challenges within East Devon are:
- A need for more affordable housing (demand far exceeds supply)
- The high cost of owner occupation and renting in the private sector affecting the ability to secure suitable housing
- Low wages in the district as compared to the national average
- Poor housing conditions in the private sector
- Fuel poverty and affordable warmth
- The lack of suitable housing for young people.