The story of the UK housing crisis, from the 1980s to the present day, exploring how housing has been sold off and our homes became unaffordable financial assets, homelessness and evictions soared, and the dream of home ownership became unachievable for millions.
Housing in the UK is in crisis. But how did we get here? Where did the housing crisis start, and why has it been allowed to develop unhindered? And what will the future look like if people can't afford to rent, let alone buy property?
The UK needs a radical solution: a huge programme of social housebuilding, a crackdown on private renting, but also a culture change across the country, that ends the fetishisation of housing and the financialisation of bricks and mortars.
Houses should not be seen as assets, but as homes which become part of our personal and community histories.
Where Will We Live? tells the story of how we got into this situation, assessing the economic, social and human impact of the ongoing crisis in UK housing.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 400 pages
- Publisher: Watkins Media
- Publication Date: 19/08/2019
- Category: Urban communities
- ISBN: 9781912248162