England ‘needs millions of homes to solve housing crisis’

Three million new social homes must be built in England over 20 years to solve the “housing crisis”, a report says.

Housing charity Shelter says upfront costs of £11bn a year could come from housing benefit savings by moving tenants from high-cost privately rented homes to social housing.

Existing schemes such as Help to Buy are a less effective use of taxpayers’ money, the report claims.

The government says providing “quality and fair social housing is a priority”.

Read the full story at BBC News.

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