Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Generation Rent Demands Affordable Housing

When London's Labour Mayor, Sadiq Khan, called for "genuinely affordable homes" in his election manifesto, you would be forgiven for thinking he was going to tackle the housing crisis. But now Khan says Londoners will have to wait two or three years for his "affordable" housing because of Boris Johnson's spending legacy. But playing the blame game doesn't help young people cover the rent. There is an acute housing crisis, while luxury flats and new buildings are going up everywhere. So why can't new council houses be started now? In the private sector landlords need to be controlled. A rent cap could help stop them charging rip-off prices, making housing actually affordable to young people. Read more on the Socialist website.

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