General Article Building more homes

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Shelter believes the solution to England’s housing crisis lies in building more homes. The Government has said that building more homes is a priority and Shelter is campaigning to ensure that the right actions are taken to build the homes we need.
Successive governments have failed to get on top of our housing crisis. Years of insufficient investment in building new homes has left many people unable to buy or rent the homes they need to get on in life. The Government needs to continue thinking innovatively to make sure that this generation and the next aren’t denied a stable and affordable home.

Why more homes are needed

Supply of new homes is failing to keep pace with demand
England is currently suffering from a huge housing shortage, especially in terms of affordable homes. This shortage is due to the fact that low rates of house building over several decades have failed to keep up with increasing demand, as the number of households increases. L

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