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Housing failings revealed

The report comes from The National Housing Federation, Shelter and the Chartered Institute of Housing. It rates the Government’s progress under ten main headings using a traffic light system – green for going forward, amber for no progress and red where things are getting worse.

According to the report, the Government has been allocated:

– four red lights – on housing supply, homelessness, help with housing costs and affordability of the private rented sector
– three amber lights – on planning, evictions and home ownership
– two green lights – on empty homes and mobility within the social sector.
Campbell Robb, Shelter’s Chief Executive, said: ‘The Government’s forthcoming housing strategy must set out how it will meet the needs of the millions of people facing the nightmare of bad housing and homelessness. This report demonstrates the urgent need for new ideas and new investment in housing in order to tackle its root causes.

The current lack of decent affordable homes is one of the most pressing challenges facing the nation. Shelter has promised to hold the Government to account for its housing policies and its record on delivery.’ 

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