Government's social housing pledge 'not enough', says RIBA

Ben Derbyshire

‘Give councils powers to build,’ demands Derbyshire

RIBA president Ben Derbyshire has warned the government’s multi-billion-pound social housing pledge will not solve the housing crisis.

Housing secretary James Brokenshire announced this week that around 23,000 new affordable homes would be delivered through a £1.67bn government investment deal. It would include at least 12,500 social rent homes in high-cost areas in a move to support families struggling to pay rent.

The measure is part of the government’s £9bn investment in affordable homes and follows £1.67bn which was committed to London in March. The latest funding will deliver homes across the rest of the country.

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