NHF: Insufficient amount of homes built everywhere since 2002
8th Apr 2010
The housing crisis could be about to increase after research revealed there has been an insufficient amount of homes built in every region since 2002.
This is according to the National Housing Federation (NHF), which revealed there were not enough properties constructed in all regions in 2008/09.
London was one of the worst offenders throughout the period from 2002/03 to 2008/09 after it delivered nearly a third (32 per cent) fewer houses than previously predicted.
It managed to provide 142,180 homes, which was down on the overall published target of 210,000.
Moreover, the NHF added the figures come at a time when there are 4.5 million people on the housing waiting lists with more than 2.5 million living in overcrowded conditions.
Earlier this week, David Ireland, chief executive at the Empty Homes Agency, said reducing the amount of empty properties could increase the housing supply, which would not just be a "one-off".
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