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”.