Tuesday 30 June 2020 / 12:07 AM Housing / Thangam Debbonaire

Thangam Debbonaire on housing affordability

Thangam Debbonaire MP, Labour’s Shadow Housing Secretary, responding to the IPPR report’s on affordable housing, said:

“Ten years of Tory governments have turned the word ‘affordable’ into a nonsense when it comes to housing. Even before the Covid crisis, millions of households were living in homes costing more than a third of their income. These homes are too often poor quality and insecure.

“Everyone should have a decent home and nobody should lose their home because of coronavirus. Yet the government has failed to implement simple measures to help people who have lost work to continue to pay their rent. As a result, many are already in arrears.

“The government urgently needs to expand the supply of truly affordable, high-quality, safe, secure and carbon-neutral housing so that everyone can afford a decent home.”