Housing

Housing

Councils need to provide more council housing

Allowing council house tenants to buy their properties allowed many people to become home owners for the first time. They should be allowed to keep their houses

However far too many council houses were sold off or transferred to tenants associations, leaving a shortage resulting in long waiting lists for council houses for those who need them. Councils need to start buying houses when they're on sale and ensuring half of all new houses built are council houses in order to be able to provide enough to reduce waiting times and homelessness.