Pressure on Government to deliver low-cost rented homes

Commenting on Labour's housing review 'Housing for the Many’, Campbell Robb, chief executive of the independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), said:

"Redesigning our broken housing market is key to releasing people from the grip of poverty.

"Voters across all wage brackets want to see action on housing and it is simply not right that so many people in our country are locked out of the opportunity to build a decent and secure life because of crippling housing costs.

"This review recognises the scale of the housing crisis and why we need to drive up the supply of low-cost rented homes. It puts pressure on the Government to match this ambition and deliver the low-cost rented homes struggling families desperately need.

"The Government’s forthcoming social housing green paper must commit to increasing the supply of low-cost rented homes in England."