Our vision is for everyone in the UK to have access to a decent home that they can afford. The UK's housing system is broken. The lack of decent affordable housing for people in need is one of our country's biggest social issues. It causes harm, not only to individuals and families, but also to communities and society as a whole. Yet there is no single easy solution to solving it. Instead, multiple and complementary ideas need to be found that protect and increase the supply of good quality, affordable homes in the places where they are most needed.
Having somewhere safe and secure to live is a basic human right: without affordable and decent housing, people can't establish settled lives or maximise opportunities to get the most out of employment and education. In addition, the high cost of housing is a direct cause of poverty in many areas.
Our aim is to increase the availability of decent affordable homes available to people in need. We have developed three programmes to make change happen:
These programmes form the second phase of our Decent Affordable Homes strategy which began in 2017.
Phase one ran between 2013-16.