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The Chancellor must act at Budget to invest in affordable housing as housing crisis reaches new levels with rent and home ownership increasingly divorced from earnings
The vast majority of local authorities (92%) are failing to meet affordable housing needs, according to a new report from IPPR, the progressive policy think tank. The report calls for action from the Government, including allowing local authorities to borrow to invest in the building of a new generation of council homes.
IPPR’s new report, shows that there is a lack of affordable housing being delivered in the vast majority of area across England as local authorities also fail to build enough homes to meet the need for overall housing need.More than two thirds (67%) of local authorities failed to meet housing demand in 2015/16 according to the Government’s new projections.
The research also shows that whilst the range of housing products available have increased, models for rent, ownership and intermediate housing have become increasingly divorced from earnings and linked to out-of-reach market prices. This means affordable housing is out of reach for all bar the highest earners in many areas, posing significant problems for those on low incomes.The new IPPR report, which examines the affordable housing markets in four combined authority areas (Greater Manchester, West Midlands, Tess Valley and West of England), further finds that:
Furthermore, the Government should:
Darren Baxter, Researcher at IPPR, said:
“This analysis shows that not only are local authorities failing to build enough affordable homes, those which are being built are often out of reach of those who they are intended to support.
“The newly elected Mayors should use their powers to take on the housing crisis and get their local councils building, including working to bring land to market for social and affordable rent.
“If it is serious about tackling the housing crisis, government will work with Mayors to ensure they are equipped with the powers they need to drive local house building programmes their regions need.”
Luke Murphy, Senior Research Fellow at IPPR, said:
“The decades long failure to build enough homes has seen housing become ever more unaffordable.
“But as this report makes clear, it’s not just about how many homes are built but how affordable they are too.
“The Chancellor should use the Autumn Budget to provide city-region mayors and local authorities with the powers and resources they require to build the affordable homes their communities need.” The report Priced Out: Affordable housing in England is available >>> here.SEE ALSO - Homelessness - you ain't seen nothing yet!UP NEXT - Housing crisis? You ain't seen nothing yet! A "perfect storm" is brewing.DON'T MISS - Councils offering "golden welcomes" to LLsNOW WATCH:
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This report does not address the fundamental problem with social housing
This is it is based on need not where you are on the list
This means that immigrants jump the list and prevent sole British citizens from being given priority
Social homes should not be available for anyone who isn't a sole British national
You could build millions of social homes and immigrants would take most of them.
British council houses for British citizens should be the mantra
For others they have the PRS available to them.
We do not want to build social homes for immigrants.
House all British nationals with social housing who want them
Maybe because the Local Council's are not in the position to address the cause. Policy for Social Housing allocation comes from top down. Enfield are merely the firelighters.
The link to the report isn't working for me.
The claim that there is a big shortgage of affordable housing in the area covered by the Manchester combined authority does not seem credible though. It includes two of the cheapest areas in the country - Oldham and Rochdale.