While housing is a national crisis, the most pressing concerns differ from area to area. The lack of affordable homes being built every year is a huge issue. The current crisis isn’t just about a lack of political will to invest in social housing. It’s also about a huge skills shortage in construction; red tape and planning restrictions; a benefits and tax system that fails to invest in the provision of sustainable, affordable, high-quality homes.
This article looks at affordable and social housing innovation in the UK and Europe.