Right now Britain has a shortage of affordable and good quality housing to buy or rent.  At the same time many home-owners are in danger of losing their properties in the recession and homelessness is still affecting thousands of people.

The Green Party will fight for a fair housing deal for all. We want to make it easier for people to get on the property ladder, to protect home-owners and to eradicate homelessness for good. Our comprehensive proposal includes:

  • Building a new generation of quality council homes
  • Supporting the development of housing co-ops
  • Bringing back into use Britain's 300,000 long-term empty private sector homes
  • Renovating Britain's 37,000 empty council homes to help cut waiting lists
  • Giving social housing tenants greater control over the management of their homes and neighbourhoods
  • Improving the quality of housing stock to help reduce household bills
  • Helping people at risk of repossession keep their homes via a Right to Rent scheme.