Victory! “Green light” For Affordable Housing

Posted on: 18th May 2011

Originally posted July 20th 2009

Andrew George welcomes a campaign victory, with the announcement at the weekend by the Housing Minister, Rt. Hon John Healey MP,  that Cornwall has been awarded additional funds for affordable housing.

Mr George recently raised the issue of affordable housing at Prime Minister’s Questions in the Houses of Parliament, but expressed concern that the new affordable homes for rent needed, primarily, to be at least 3 bedroom properties as there is currently a serious shortage of overcrowding of families in one and two bedroom properties. He also called upon the Government to do a great deal more with the Council of Mortgage Lenders to free up shared equity housing from what he described as the unreasonable restrictions placed on occupants by mortgage lenders.