Whilst I am not usually a fan of the comments posted below these articles, (too many of those posting confuse opinion and fact), the comment made by one that we are obsessed with home ownership is right. trouble is, that is the legacy of the Tory disastrous "right to buy" policy which in a stroke defined success as owning your own home. Thatcher even spoke of Heaven being "a place where you owned a fridge, a TV and a home to have them in".
Council homes, for all their faults, gave security of tenure and did not define success with what we possess. Sadly I doubt that we can, certainly in the short term, go back to a place where renting a home was not just what you did before you owned one. Instead we will continue struggle to deliver a basic human need through a market system that is both fragile and cannot deliver for those who need it most.