According to Shelter 155,000 social homes need to be built over the next 20 years to fulfil to meet demand. In this weeks HCLG Select Committee I asked them, the Chartered Institute of Housing and National Housing Federation how this can be achieved and what more the Government could be doing.
I spoke to Professor Ian Cole, Professor of Housing Studies, Sheffield Hallam University,
Professor Ken Gibb, Director, UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence, and Professor in Housing Economics, University of Glasgow and Kate Henderson, Chief Executive, National Housing Federation Kathleen Scanlon, Distinguished Policy Fellow, London School of Economics in this week’s HCLG Select Committee.
After discussing the importance of housing demand with campaigners for more social housing, academics from across the country gave their input on the proposed targets and why the Government’s current numbers on house building are so low.