Housing

Good quality, warm and affordable housing is crucial for improving social mobility and for tackling poverty.

Poor housing impacts on the health, education, and therefore the work chances of residents.

Damp, mouldy houses lead to health problems which cost our health service and productivity. Not having a safe and appropriate place to study harms our school children and adult learners.

But most of all having safe, secure and affordable homes is a matter of dignity and should be a right for everyone.

In the coming months, the APPG will explore ways in which housing poverty can be addressed.

New ebook: Housing, poverty and the good society: what can we achieve by 2025?

2017 marks the 75th anniversary of the Beveridge Report, which was heavily influenced by Beatrice and Sidney Webb’s research on social reform. The report offered a post-war strategy for ...Read More

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Taxpayers Against Poverty: Affordable Housing Blog Series & Seminar

In November 2016 the APPG on Poverty hosted a discussion on affordable housing with campaigning organisation, Taxpayers Against Poverty (TAP). This was an opportunity to discuss the ideas arising from ...Read More

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Event Report: What is the future of social housing?

Most commentators now agree that the shortage of housing in the UK is reaching crisis proportions, with rental costs rising sharply and those on low incomes particularly seriously affected. ...Read More

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Blog: Housing Poverty

Posted on 04 Mar 2016

by Kevin Hollinrake MP, Chair of APPG on Poverty As research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation shows, housing can mitigate or exacerbate the impact of poverty on people’s lives. ...Read More Read More

Housing Poverty: Whose Land is it Anyway?

Posted on 19 Feb 2016

Richard Rawes, Chair of the Webb Memorial Trust, reflects on recent events at the Town and Country Planning Association, Institute of Economic Development and New Economics Foundation. The Webb ...Read More Read More

Lords Select Committee: Short-sighted Government housing policy will not meet objectives

Posted on 19 Feb 2016

The House of Lords National Policy for the Built Environment Committee today asserts the importance of delivering a better built environment and criticises current government policy as unlikely to meet ...Read More Read More

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