Launch of "Making a place for low cost housing"- released 13th March 2014

Launch of "Making a place for low cost housing"- released 13th March 2014

13 March 2014

 

A sweeping set of "15 housing gamechangers for 2015" was set out at The House of Lords launch 14th March. Lord Richard Best OBE and Nick Raynsford M.P. joined CEOs from builders, housing associations, councils, academics and members of The Housing Forum to hear the call for strong political intervention to increase the range of intermediate housing and re-define affordable housing to be genuinely available to those on low incomes. A national housing bank, andlifting borrowing caps for local councils and tax breaks for employer led housing were among the measures supported.

 

The report from a working group of members of The Housing Forum , authored by Mike De'Ath, HTA Design, welcomed many new and innovative models aimed at increasing affordable rented and purchased homes but has found these initiatives will not be enough to step up delivery to the levels the country needs. Read the 15 gamechangers via this link here......

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