How to save trapped tenants and solve the housing market - daring new plan revealed

How to save trapped tenants and solve the housing market - daring new plan revealed

The government must build three million houses to solve the social housing crisis.

That is according to a new report – written in the aftermath of the Grenfell disaster – that brought together 16 independent commissioners from across the political spectrum.

Called Building our future: a vision of social housing , the Shelter report urges ministers to invest in a large 20-year housing program and to expand the criteria for those who live in social housing.

It recommends to build 1.27 million houses for "those who have the greatest need for housing", including homeless households, the disabled and the long-term sick, or people living in very poor conditions.

It also wants the government to build 1.17 million houses for what they call "embedded tenants", younger families who are unable to get on the housing ladder, and 690,000 homes for older private tenants who, after retirement, are insecure in the houses are facing.