Jack Dromey MP, Labour’s Shadow Housing Minister, responding to the second Housing Report from the National Housing Federation, Shelter and The Chartered Institute of Housing which says the Government is failing to deliver or making no progress on 8 out of 10 key housing indicators, said:
"The report paints a bleak picture of a housing crisis deepening under the Tory-led Government. Housebuilding is down, homelessness is up and rents are increasingly unaffordable.
"The deterioration in outcomes outlined in this report show this out of touch Government still isn’t listening. They’re failing to help the young couples who can’t get on the housing ladder. They’re failing those families struggling with high rents in the private rented sector and the millions on waiting lists. And they’re failing the increasing number of people sleeping on our streets.
"With Britain in double-dip recession the Government needs to act now to kickstart the economy by building badly needed homes creating thousands of jobs and apprenticeships."