Housing is a key policy are for any country that aims to reduce poverty and inequality, and their long-term effects on health and wellbeing.
Improving our housing requires investment from the public sector.
Housing has been left to the market for too long. The market has failed to deliver.
The investment we need to make in housing would provide a massive boost to our economy by creating skilled jobs, increasing labour mobility and increasing the disposable incomes of ordinary workers.
Done properly it would also reduce carbon use through better insulation and reduced use of energy to heat inefficient homes.
Most importantly it will transform the lives of hundreds of thousands of ordinary people by providing a safe comfortable home so that they and their families, their communities and ultimately our society can reach their full potential. See also press release