New short film highlights affordability problems in housing

A new animation, launched by the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) and the Affordable Housing Commission, seeks to highlight the changing nature of the UK’s housing system.

As well as shining a light on the reasons that ownership is increasingly out of reach, it also tracks changes to the provision of social housing. The film points out how tough things have become for tenants renting in the private sector, both in terms of the cost burden, which traps people into poverty, and with regard to the many tenants who are forced to live in poor quality homes

The Affordable Housing Commission, funded by the Nationwide Foundation, is currently undertaking a review of housing, looking specifically at affordability. Due in early 2020, its report will propose workable solutions to ease the current crisis and seek to build a wide consensus to change housing in the UK for the better.

Read more about the project here.

Affordable Housing Commission

The Smith Institute