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Nottingham reveals housing plight of families as it backs 'Yes to Homes' campaign

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Published by Jon Land for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Local Government

Nottingham reveals housing plight of families as it backs 'Yes to Homes' campaign Nottingham reveals housing plight of families as it backs 'Yes to Homes' campaign

Nottingham is backing the national 'Yes to Homes' campaign as the housing situation in the city becomes more desperate.

Co-ordinated by the National Housing Federation, the campaign has cross-party political support and is aimed at making the case for more housing across the country.

To highlight why it is supporting 'Yes to Homes', ALMO Nottingham City Homes released some key housing statistics, including:

  • Almost 3,500 local households registered with Nottingham Homelink who are identified as in need of a new affordable home
  • Around 450 homeless families with children helped by the city each year with many more single or childless couples also facing homelessness
  • The last census indicated around 7,800 households living in the city with not enough bedrooms to meet their needs.

Chair of NCH's Board Janet Storar said: "Building new affordable homes is the only way that we can meet the country's housing needs, which is why we're delighted to be backing the Yes to Homes campaign.

"Nottingham has an ambitious housing strategy to have 11,500 new high quality homes of all tenures across the city by 2020 and we're proud to be a part of that."

NCH, in partnership with Nottingham City Council, is building 400 new council homes in the city over the next few years as part of the ambitious Building a Better Nottingham programme.

The company - which manages and maintain Nottingham's council homes on behalf of the council - is also developing 67 new homes that it will own outright and rent.

NCH Chief Executive Nick Murphy added: "There is a desperate need for new homes to be built, as the figures for households needing a home in Nottingham demonstrate. As an organisation we're continually seeking innovative ways to build more affordable homes for Nottingham families."

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