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Tackling our Housing Crisis

ByAnne ChapmanTom Chance

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Everyone agrees housing is in crisis. This timely report from Green House challenges the conventional policy wisdom of ‘just build more homes.’ It argues that the most significant cause of the affordability problem is not shortage of supply but a high level of inequality combined with a dysfunctional financial system. Housing has become the preferred investment, rather than simply somewhere to live. Savings going into housing, and unsustainable mortgage lending have pushed up prices. Instead of relying on a huge and environmentally costly building programme, we should ensure that the existing housing stock is better used; control rents and increase security in the private rented sector; discourage the purchase of housing primarily as an investment; reduce regional inequalities; and provide more affordable homes.

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Publication Date
Jul 13, 2015
Language
English
Category
Business & Economics
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Anne Chapman, By (author): Tom Chance, By (author): Maya de Souza

Specifications

Pages
46
Binding
Saddle Stitch
Interior Color
Color
Dimensions
A4 (8.27 x 11.69 in / 210 x 297 mm)

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