Dame Tessa [Jowell] said: “If you have a six-month lease in very poor accommodation, it doesn’t feel like home. It just feels like somewhere you can afford to live for a period of time.”
The former Olympics minister added that there was “a growing sense that London was a city for the very poor and the ultra rich” and that she was tired of investors buying up homes like “gold bars”.
The idea of rent caps has been floated within Camden’s Labour Party for several months. Last year, council leader Sarah Hayward wrote a newspaper article on the difficulty facing those searching for an affordable home.
— Camden New Journal: Tessa Jowell warns Labour colleagues to think twice about calling for rent cap
Friday, 24 April 2015
Steps toward affordable homes
By Dude Swheatie of Kwug
It might just as easily be said that the UK is a nation populated by the very rich and very poor and that human traffickers overseas are like dope peddlers when they sell dreams of peace and prosperity to those desperate to flee war situations.
But what would be your 'steps toward making homes more affordable'?