Day: 12 November 2014

Shropshire Council delivers one of the lowest proportions of social housing against market housing in the country. That’s claimed to be down to market conditions but I can’t help feeling that it also has a lack of ambition towards social rented housing. On #HousingDay, a national survey for the National Housing Federation shows: More than half of the British public support more social housing being built in their local area (58%). Four-fifths say social housing should be available for people who can’t afford private renting as well as being a safety net for the most vulnerable (80%). More than two out of three people say that social housing plays an important role in tackling poverty (67%). That’s strong support for social housing at a point when government and local policies are tipped towards market housing.

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