Let’s build a better future: Call on the government to build social housing

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Years of underinvestment in social housing has led to increasing and unacceptable levels of overcrowding. With 1.5 million people living in cramped social homes, join us today in calling on the government to urgently invest in a new generation of social housing. 

Right now, more people are living in cramped social homes than the entire population of Birmingham. Overcrowding means parents sleeping on the sofa, siblings share a bed and teenagers go through puberty without any privacy. 

The number of people in overcrowded social homes has increased by 467,000 people in the last 5 years.

In England today, private renting costs more than in any other country in Europe and with the disappearance of social housing, overcrowding has been getting worse. In 2009, 43,000 social homes were built. Last year just 7,000 were. Fewer social homes mean more overcrowding. We're calling on the government to build at least 90,000 social homes a year.

Sign this petition today and call on the Housing Minister Robert Jenrick to build social housing.

The government should build, protect and improve social housing rather than fueling its decline. Sign our petition and help us fight for the social homes people urgently need. 

Sign the petition and together let’s build a better future. 

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