Building blocks - Exploring ways to deliver more affordable homes in the housing downturn

By: Kelvin MacDonald  Published: December 2008


This Shelter Regional Campaigns discussion paper explores ideas for delivering affordable housing during the housing market downturn.

Summary

Nationally, regionally and locally, housing and planning experts, civil servants and elected representatives are dealing with the continuing housing crisis. Now the dramatic shifts in our economic environment require us to develop new ideas and a fresh approach to how we tackle this situation.

This paper is based on a report commissioned by Shelter from leading housing expert Kelvin MacDonald. Case studies throughout the paper offer examples of good practice that is happening on the ground.

We hope this paper will stimulate further discussion, ideas and, most importantly, contribute to the development of a plan of action in all regions to maximise affordable housing delivery in today’s economic environment. We must act now to prevent the housing crisis in this country from getting even worse.

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