Rebecca Blake, Redditch born and bred and Labour Candidate in the general election is calling for politicians to tackle the housing crisis.
Living in Redditch and while having been a Borough Councillor, I’ve seen first-hand that too many local people are being let down on housing.
Whether it’s being trapped in costly private rent unable to save the deposit to buy, rented properties in poor repair or people living in overcrowded family homes, many want to buy and are unable to get on to the housing ladder or into social housing.
Rebecca said “I am disappointed that despite seven years of Conservative government, home ownership is at its lowest levels since 1985. More young people are in private rent and homelessness is on the increase. I am appalled that in just 5 days 317 bids were made to Redditch Borough Council for just 10 social housing properties.
“When people work hard or are vulnerable the least they should expect is safe, secure, affordable home. If elected I will work to bring more homes to Redditch, crucially that local people can afford and greater protections for those renting”.