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Demand outstripping supply

According to Shelter UK, there is critical shortage of social homes in England, with over 1 million households on waiting lists and a significant decline in the construction of affordable housing. This shortfall has forced millions into the private rented sector, exacerbating issues like homelessness, overcrowding, and the unaffordability of homes. Shelter is advocating for the government to construct at least 90,000 social homes annually to address the crisis and ensure everyone has a secure place to live.

In a similar study, Shelter’s Commission on the future of social housing called for 3.1 million new social homes over a 20-year period, an average of 155,000 per year. While the UK Government has made clear its position on improving the provision of suitable homes for adults with learning disabilities, there is a significant funding gap which cannot be met by the public sector alone.

16000000

There are 16 million people in the UK who live with a disability.
Scope UK

4000000

There are 4 million people in the social rented sector.
UK Government

8,500,000

 people in England have some form of unmet housing need.
Inside Housing

A sustained health problem within the UK continues to increase demand.

In order to reach the Government’s target of 300,000 new homes per year, annual net supply would need to reach levels 39% higher than in 2020/21. To reach the 340,000 called for by Crisis and the NHF, the increase would need to be 57%.

The level of required funding to build the number of social homes needed is £12.8 billion per year, but savings in Housing Benefit and land value reform could reduce the overall cost.

Source: Tackling the under-supply of housing – House of Commons 2022

 

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