Council homes and rent controls win huge support
Millions of us are trapped without a secure, safe home we can afford – because the private market has failed to build the homes we need. Billions of pounds of public money have been wasted subsidising private developers, who’ve make record profits, while housing need has soared.
In 2019 tenants, trade unionists and housing campaigners together demanded action for:
· A 20 year programme of investment to build 3.1 million non-market rented homes.
· New, effective regulation of all landlords.
· Independent tenant organisations.
· Reforming private renting, including ending “no fault” Section 21 evictions.
We asked all political parties to commit to build 100,000 council homes a year, with secure tenancies, paid for with direct government investment. Now make 12th December election about housing [The main parties have announced their housing policies for the election on 12th December.
· The Conservatives say they will continue to rely on private developers to build housing.
· The Lib/Dems have a commitment to “social” housing, but make no mention of council housing.
· Labour says it plans to build 150,000 new social rented homes a year, 100,000 of them council homes. Shelter has welcomed Labour’s policy, calling it “transformational”. The National Housing Federation said it would be a “game changer”.
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