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I saw this post on the Labour Policy Forum: Right to sell Of course, housing associations have been buying private dwellings for letting for many decades. This was most recently part of government policy in 1992, when Norman Lamont attempted to reverse the house price crash with a £577m grant as part of the Housing Market Package to Housing Associations to make such purchases. History relates how successful that was, both for improving the stock of social housing and reversing the HPC. I wonder for how much this chap would be willing to sell his house to a Housing Association 'below the market value' and how he feels about the spare room subsidy?
May Pledges Right-to-Buy Plan to Boost U.K. Social Housing Sounds very good but I thought the Tories hated social housing? Why should I believe them now? They have made little progress on delivering new council housing and HA homes since 2010. We're paying those unaffordable rents to the Tory Party's core voters. I'm one of those 'stuck on one of the council waiting lists' - or registers. Tories don't seem to care much about ordinary people except when a General Election approaches. I think Labour are better placed to address the housing issue so I intend to vote Labour on June 8th.
Affordable Homes. Desperate Families Dealt Another Blow I first came across this story because yet another housebuilder has gone bust. Brookvale Homes Enters Administration With 51 Jobs At Risk. Well, of course. The last thing we need is low-cost housing. Er, what? Indeed, there's something odd about this story which piqued my journalistic curiosity. It's almost as if someone didn't want those affordable (mostly low rental) homes to be built. Look at the timeline below in the Local Rag. What we do know is that the Conservatives, having eradicated council housing, want to extend Right to Buy to those in housing associations.