Just because you have the Word “Affordable” it doesn’t make it so! – We need “Social Housing” in this country – a Home available to everyone who needs it, NOT just those enforced “needy” or the wealthy – What about the Working class/Low to middle income earners… This is a shambolic travesty! Excellent Post!
at the OLYMPICS & FOOTBALL
The typical trick of Miss-direction!
Shameful if we as a people let it continue!
Originally posted on Red Brick:
Following FoI requests, the price of the ‘Affordable Rent’ programme is becoming clear.
- The average ‘affordable rent’ per unit will be £6,909 a year, ranging from £5,195 in the North East and Yorkshire to £9,487 in London (over £182 a week).
- More than 82,000 social rented homes will be hijacked – ie ‘converted’ to ‘affordable rent’ in England – to inject an estimated £90 million a year into the scheme to help pay for it.
The Government’s ‘Affordable Rent’ programme has been a mysterious affair. Never has a programme been invented, promoted, negotiated and implemented with such little information being available to anyone wanting to scrutinise whether it might meet housing objectives and achieve reasonable value for money.