We need more homes, in the right place and at the right place. That’s the simple message in this short video from the National Housing Federation.
- In London the private rented sector has grown by more than 75% in the last decade and there are now more people living in private rented accommodation than there are in social housing.
- The 800,000 private tenants in London pay their landlords over £13 billion every year and rents are rising far faster than inflation or pay – up 9% in 2012 alone.
- The average rent in London is now £1,196 per month – more than the minimum wage (£990) and almost as much as the recommended “living wage” (£1,368).
We need homes for working people and those in need and a housing policy that works for ordinary people, not just the rich.
Take just a few minutes to watch the video, visit the Yes to Homes website and tell your local council that you want them to say yes to homes.