Today marks the #HomesForWales Day of Action in a campaign that has been relaunched by the Homes For Wales coalition.
The Homes For Wales coalition played a significant role during the National Assembly for Wales election last year - this led to the Welsh Government pledging to invest an additional £30 million (over £1.5 billion in total) towards providing 20,000 affordable new homes during the term of the Welsh Government (i.e. by May 2021). Substantial powers of planning for housing have been devolved to the Welsh Government, which makes this a significant win.
This year the campaign is focused on the key issues facing the housing sector in Wales, which are under UK Government control. The campaign is calling on the next UK Government to:
- Support a welfare system which ensures that everyone can access an affordable home.
- Support the construction industry to access the materials and labour it needs to build homes.
You can spread the word of this campaign by clicking on one of the images below. Wherever you live in the UK, you can support housing in your local area by registering with UK YIMBY.