The Housing Crisis

Our generation can't dream to live in our own homes due to prohibitive house prices.

4,000,000 homes are needed in England alone according to the National Housing Federation.

Building on just 3.7% of London's Green Belt would result in a million homes.

The Housing Crisis affects us all in different ways: from people forced into homelessness to young couples who can’t afford children; from those who suffer long commutes to those who can’t afford to take the job they want.

Cramped conditions, skimping on luxuries, an assetless generation, and simply because demand outstrips supply.

 

Find out about the Young Liberals' plan to build Britain's homes of tomorrow:

Building homes for the future

We must build homes to last. We propose empowering local authorities to compel developers to include eco-friendly features such as electric vehicle charge points in new developments.

Allowing cities to expand

The green belt prohibits meaningful development around large cities - exactly where young people must go for employment. The Young Liberals oppose policies of urban containment.

End opposition to necessary developments

We call for an end to opposing developments in areas with a high price- income ratio, and the support of new developments where they're needed most. Building on 3.7% of London's green belt in walking distance of a station would result in a million homes.

Help to Rent and Rent to Own

We would establish a 'Help to Rent' scheme to help pay tenancy deposits for all first-time renters under 30 and a 'Rent to Own' model where rent payments contribute to home ownership.

 

The time for Labour and Tory inaction on the housing crisis is over.

Let's end generation rent.

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