What should England’s affordable housing target be and how can we reach it?

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A committee of MPs last week called for action to build 90,000 social rented homes year. In making its case, it cited up-to-date research from the Chartered Institute of Housing’s UK Housing Review. John Perry explains more about the research.

For the past five years the housing sector has collectively adopted the target of building 90,000 social rented homes a year, derived from the study that Glen Bramley did for Crisis and the National Housing Federation in 2018.

With the prospect of a change of government, it became important to review the target and, more importantly, suggest how it might be met.

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