People spend more than a third of their disposable income on rent across large parts of England, a BBC investigation has found.
Analysis shows the average rent of a one-bedroom property in almost half of all districts, boroughs and cities would cost more than 30% of the median take-home salary for the area.
The problem is most acute in London and the South East.
The government said it was committed to building more affordable homes.
BBC England’s data unit analysed the average rents for different types of property in each local authority area and the median weekly wage for those areas, using figures published by the Office for National Statistics.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36794222