Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG) showed their support for the ‘Homes for Britain’ campaign at their recent annual Tenant Conference by launching a petition and adding their voice to the calls to ‘end the housing crisis within a generation’.
Homes for Britain is a united voice for housing, representing all parts of the housing sector, who have all come together for the first time to put housing where it belongs - top of the political agenda.
WCHG are among many organisations backing this campaign that calls on all political parties to commit to ‘end the housing crisis within a generation’.
The Homes for Britain coalition includes organisations from every corner of the housing world and WCHG have been asked to take part by the National Housing Federation, the voice of affordable housing in England.
Addressing tenants at their annual Tenant Conference, Nigel Wilson, Group Chief Executive of WCHG said; “We’re excited to be supporting this campaign and launching the petition today. We strongly believe that new house building generates new growth in the economy and new jobs, which is why we are backing this campaign to tell the politicians of all parties that building new homes makes sense for Britain's economic recovery.
We also believe that everyone should have the right to a home they need at a price they can afford and we currently have a number of social and affordable housing developments under construction, including our £20million Extra Care Scheme, Village 135, to provide 135 much-needed homes for older people to rent or buy.”
We are asking tenants, if they feel as strongly as we do about this issue, to please sign the petition that we are launching today so that help to ensure that ‘Homes for Britain’ becomes a key discussion in the run up to the general election next year.”
To find out more about the campaign, please visit www.housing.org.uk/generalelection