"Councils want to work with Government to tackle the housing crisis and reduce homelessness."
Responding to a report by Shelter revealing 17.5 million people are now impacted by Britain’s 'housing emergency', Cllr David Renard, Local Government Association housing spokesperson, said:
"Housing is too often unavailable, unaffordable, and is not appropriate for everyone that needs it.
"Councils want to work with Government to tackle the housing crisis and reduce homelessness. With further powers and resources to build 100,000 high-quality, climate-friendly social homes for rent each year, including further reform to Right to Buy, councils can help to meet a third of the Government’s overall annual housing target and generate a range of social and economic benefits.
"We also want to work with government on the Renters’ Reforms package announced in the Queen’s Speech, to ensure that everyone can live in a safe and decent home and have access to a clear redress process. No-one should have to live in fear of ‘no fault’ evictions so we also urge government to bring forward its pledge to end them."