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 said 1.2 million homes are needed for younger families who cannot afford to buy and “face a lifetime in expensive and insecure private renting”.

Existing schemes like Help to Buy are a less effective use of taxpayers’ money, the report claims.

The government said providing fair social housing was a priority.

It plans to build 250,000 homes by 2022, including homes for social rent.

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Source: BBC News