23 September 2019
We’ve published new research revealing that 8.4 million people across England are waiting for a suitable home.
For the first time, our new research reveals the true extent of the housing crisis in England. It shows that 8.4 million people – that’s one in every seven people – are directly affected by the housing crisis.
You can find a summary of the research and information on how the figures were calculated here.
In brief, the research shows that:
The research also shows the breakdown of people affected across the country, with the problem affecting every single region.
We believe that long-term investment in social housing is needed to provide people with suitable homes they can afford.
We’re calling for £12.8bn a year over the next 10 years to build 340,000 new homes – including 145,000 new social homes.
Housing associations are key partners to deliver these much-needed homes across the country.
There are a number of ways you can find out more and help share the story.