Families in the UK may have to wait even longer to have a roof over their heads. The Local Government Association claimed today that when a family that has their home repossessed, they may have to wait an average of six years to be rehoused.
A combination of falling house prices, the credit crunch, and the lack of new affordable housing are the main reasons why for the housing crisis. The government has been criticised for failing to fund resources to build new homes. At present there is around four million people on official housing waiting lists (families accepted as homeless by local councils and put in temporary accomodation ).
Fewer properties are being built now than in 1997, despite the huge need out there. The government would find money either to send more troops to the Middle East, or to create a huge central database to keep us under surveillance, but seem reluctant to spend anything to alleviate the suffering that homeless families are facing at home… something that they should feel very ashamed of.