Green Paper highlights housing ‘affordability’ issue

The Labour Party is right to highlight the urgent need to build more truly affordable, good quality homes to tackle the chronic housing shortage which has left over a million people on council waiting lists and rising numbers of working people and families living in rent poverty.

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Today’s Housing for the Many Green Paper provides some fresh ideas, innovative strategies and intelligent measures for fixing our broken housing market, making our communities safer places to live (post-Grenfell) and supporting housing associations in building more homes for those who need them most. The increasing prominence of the affordability of housing is an issue that has to be addressed. We would also welcome a longer 10-year rent settlement - as certainty allows us to plan more effectively and deliver more homes - along with access to cheaper finance for HAs. We look forward to working with all parties to ensure we can maximise the delivery of homes so badly needed.

- Nicholas Harris, Chief Executive, Stonewater