Briefing: First 100 Days

By:   Published: June 2017


With strong foundations laid in the last two years, the new government has a real opportunity to capitalise on consensus and take the steps necessary to turn around our housing crisis. This briefing presents Shelter's key priorities for the first 100 days of the new parliament.

Summary

The challenge is clear enough: the long-term undersupply of new homes, particularly genuinely affordable homes, is leaving millions of working people facing soaring private rents, while high house prices bar more and more first time buyers from getting on the housing ladder. Meanwhile short term tenancies prevent families from putting down roots in their community, and inadequate funding means the housing safety is not always there to help people when they need it.

This briefing presents Shelter's priorities for the first 100 days of the new parliament. No challenge is too large that it cannot be be addressed with a clear direction and cross party commitment and these are the areas we feel this new government should be focusing their attention.

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