Over the last couple of weeks I have written a lot about affordable rents, about “truly affordable rents”, social rents, etc. I have mentioned social landlords, social housing, housing associations, and so on. I commented on Right to Buy and Buy to Rent, and I expressed disgust at Buy to Leave.
What I would love to see is a return to public housing, housing that is in public ownership, allocated on a temporary or permanent basis according to need, where ownership is not transferred for profit. Housing isn’t merely an investment opportunity but it is where people live.