Housing Futures Cymru has launched its Welsh Parliament manifesto, which sets out a number of policy ideas for all political parties to commit to during the upcoming Welsh Parliament election and beyond.
At the forefront of the manifesto, titled Time to deliver the right homes in the right places, Housing Futures Cymru is calling for all parties to meaningfully commit to increasing social housing supply across Wales and “deliver the right homes in the right places”.
Housing Futures Cymru, a policy advisory panel set up and supported by CIH Cymru, says incorporating the right to adequate housing into Welsh law is the starting point for the “much-needed” change in Wales.
In the manifesto, political parties are also being asked to:
- Commit the “right level” of funding
- Deliver the “right homes” in the right places
- Commit to the “right investment”to bring empty properties back into use
- Enable the “right support services” to end rough sleeping
The Housing Futures Cymru panel said: “Everyone knows we have a housing crisis in Wales. We have seen this in our different housing roles across the country.
“The numbers of newly built, truly affordable homes are not meeting demand; housing choice is no longer available; and the days of security in your home seems to be a distant memory.
“We can see this crisis is slowly becoming ‘too hard’ to fix, and we cannot let this happen.
“Political parties must commit to delivering the right homes in the right places for the sake of our current and future generations.”
Housing Futures Cymru
The Housing Futures Cymru group is a policy advisory panel made up of young professionals with a stake in the future of the housing profession in Wales, set up and supported by CIH (Chartered Institute of Housing) Cymru.
The purpose of the group is to provide a perspective from young housing professionals, and those new to the sector, to support and focus future policy developments in housing.
The group has a wide range of experience in housing, with roles including frontline services, new developments, housing strategy, housing policy, and governance.
The Chartered Institute of Housing is the independent voice for housing, calling itself the “home” of professional standards.
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