Published: 13th Aug 2019

Almost three-quarters of people believe there’s a housing crisis in this country, according to a new survey. The survey by Ipsos MORI for the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) found 73% of respondents believe there is a housing crisis in Britain – and two thirds (67%) think that the government should do something to solve it. More than half (52%) of those surveyed said they would support the building of new homes locally, up from 40% five years ago. A similar number (55%) think housing has been discussed too little in Britain over the last few years And three quarters (76%) of people said social housing is important because it helps people on lower incomes get housing which wouldn’t be affordable in the private rented sector. More than two thirds (68%) said social housing also helps to tackle poverty. The chief executive of the CIH, Terrie Alafat, said the survey … (To read the full article, subscribe below)