GEORGE LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN FOR A NEW GENERATION OF COUNCIL HOUSING
For those who care about good affordable housing why not watch George's new programme for Channel 4, George Clarke's Council House Scandal, at 9pm on 31 July and sign the petition to build 100,000 council houses per year for the next 30 years. Please visit www.councilhousescandal.co.uk
“This year marks the 100th anniversary of the creation of council housing. But instead of being able to proudly celebrate its success we are sadly, firmly in the midst of a housing crisis.
Our country has not been building enough new council houses to meet demand. And since the 1980s, millions of council houses have been sold off through the Right to Buy without being replaced.
The result – more than 1 million people are on council house waiting lists today.
Our country desperately needs new council houses to be built – and built in great numbers.
Our country needs council houses built to better standards – so our housing stock will better stand the test of time.
As a nation we all need to care about our council housing system – by breaking down stigma and rebuilding pride in our council housing communities.
So on the 100th anniversary of council housing, I’m calling out for your support. Please sign my change.org petition calling for 100,000 new council houses to be built every year for the next 30 years.