First Homes: the new government policy which could make the housing emergency worse
First Homes: the new government policy which could make the housing emergency worse

Right now, the government is consulting on its flagship ‘First Homes’ policy. And it poses a huge threat to the supply of social housing. Here’s why what the government is proposing is no solution to the housing emergency.  

Last month, the government announced its new ‘First Homes’ policy in another bid to boost homeownership levels. These new homes will be offered to first-time buyers at a 30% discount on the market price, with the intention that the discount … Read more

Social Housing: Theresa May’s Legacy?
Social Housing: Theresa May’s Legacy?

Years from now, when the history of Theresa May’s record on housing is written, it will remain impossible to ignore the fire at Grenfell Tower.

Few events change the course of debate the way this did. In the two years since the fire, the public discourse on social housing has made a profound and welcome turn. But meaningful changes in policy have been much slower to come.

Today, people living in social housing are still being failed by poor regulation … Read more