Building Hope: The Case for More Homes Now

By: Marc Francis  Published: September 2005


In this report, Shelter makes it clear that the Government can and must deliver a total of 60,000 extra social rented homes to help ensure that more than 150,000 children are lifted out of bad housing by 2011.

Summary

Shelter's million children campaign has highlighted the devastating impact of homelessness, overcrowding, and unfit accommodation. Health, education, and well-being all suffer as a result of bad housing, permanently undermining a child's life chances.

The chronic shortage of affordable rented council and housing association accommodation lies at the root of this crisis. In this report, Shelter makes it clear that the Government can and must deliver 20,000 extra social rented homes each year. This package would deliver a total of 60,000 extra homes to help ensure that more than 150,000 children are lifted out of bad housing by 2011.

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