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Ministers must face up to their failures and back Labour’s plans to build thousands more affordable homes – Healey

John Healey MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Housing, commenting on the publication of the report ‘New Civic Housebuilding’ by the housing charity Shelter, said:

“This welcome report lays bare our broken housing market and highlights just how inadequate the Government’s plans are in meeting this challenge and building the new good quality, affordable homes we need.

“After seven years of failure on housing, there is the lowest level of affordable housebuilding in 24 years, homelessness has more than doubled, private rents have risen faster than incomes and home-ownership has fallen. Ministers must face up to their failures and back Labour’s plans to build thousands more affordable homes to rent and buy.”