The National Housing Federation (NHF) recently announced the start of its ‘Yes to Homes’ campaign as part of its Home Truths 2012 launch.
With house prices at an all time high and rents continuing to rise, the current housing shortage shows little sign of fading. The ‘Yes to Homes’ campaign aims to empower people to become housing advocates in their area and persuade councillors of the benefits of having enough of the right homes, in the right place, at the right price.
The campaign proposes that the solution is simple – we need to build more homes. With one of the major blockages to new housing often coming from local opposition, this campaign wants to give a hearing to the people who saying ‘Yes’ to new homes.
David Ashmore, Chief Executive of GreenSquare, commented: “In cities, many people can’t afford to rent a home in the neighbourhoods where they grew up. In the countryside, homes are more expensive than in towns, and often beyond the means of local people.
“This campaign is helping to draw much needed attention to the serious need for housing by making local support for new homes visible to decision-makers and promoting what people can do to raise awareness themselves.”
What you can do to help:
For more information, please visit http://www.housing.org.uk/get_involved/yes_to_homes.aspx.