Housing policy is one of the issues that goes to the heart of our current economic crisis. More than health or education, it is an area of policy that successive governments left to the mercy of the market. Some of the consequences are widely acknowledged, such as the massive property bubble and subsequent house price crash. Unfortunately, equally important consequences continue to be ignored, namely housing inequality.
At the peak of the boom, when we were building more homes than at any other time in our history, homelessness remained a consistent problem. The 4,500 people denied a secure and permanent home were just the tip on an iceberg of people living in inappropriate or inadequate housing.Add a comment