Lack of Social Housing and Homelessness
Investment in Social Housing
During the years of unprecedented economic growth, invest in an expansion of social housing was not adequate.
Key to ending homelessness is the provision of permanent housing, and also appropriate long-term supported accommodation.
The failure to provide mainstream housing is the primary factor that keeps people homeless and prevents any significant progress in reducing homelessness.
The lack of investment in social housing has left local authorities with competing demands for an inadequate supply of social housing from a range of groups all of whom have pressing housing needs.
On the waiting list, the needs of people who are homeless (two-thirds of whom are single) vie with those of families living in hopelessly inappropriate or overcrowded accommodation.