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Brighton and Hove Liberal Democrats

A LIBERAL VOICE FOR A LIBERAL CITY

TACKLING HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS

We have a housing crisis in our city. In January 2019, the average price of renting a one-bed flat hit £1,000 per month, and the average 3-bed home costs 16 times the average household annual income. Despite repeated promises from the council to set up a 365-day homelessness shelter, rough sleepers are still forced to live and die on our streets.

Many changes to housing and homelessness policies are needed at national government level. However, within the powers the council does have, it should be taking more action, and where powers fall short there should be persistent, active lobbying of the Westminster government by Brighton and Hove City Council.

Solving this crisis takes a change of thinking and direct action. We would:

Colourful houses in Kemptown, Brighton.