Housebuilding is back on the political agenda
What was the problem?
England’s housing is in crisis. Every year we build just half the homes the country needs. As housing costs have risen rapidly, many people have found themselves priced out of buying or even renting a home. We desperately need more high-quality, affordable homes – but for too long housing didn’t register as a top voter concern, making it easy for politicians to ignore.
What did we do about it?
Since 2012 we’ve campaigned hard to push housebuilding up the political agenda. You helped us by speaking up about how the lack of genuinely affordable homes affects you.
More than 65,000 of you spoke out ahead of the 2015 General Election, signing a petition calling for the next government to build more affordable homes.
What have we achieved together?
We helped make building more affordable homes a national priority – for voters and politicians. The government cut the affordable housing grant by 60% in 2010 – but by 2016 it had been restored, thanks to our campaigning. That wouldn’t have happened without you.
Additionally, all three major parties committed to build more houses and address the shortage of affordable homes in their 2017 General Election manifestos - now we need your continued to support to make sure they follow through on these commitments.