New housing blueprint for UK released by Chartered Institute of Housing

The UK Chartered Institute of Housing has released Housing Pact: Making the Case for Housing – a blueprint for Britain. The pact sets out a series of key priorities, including investing in hew affordable homes; preserving and improving existing homes; supporting the housing needs of seniors; building housing solutions from the community up (“localism”); breaking down silos among governmental housing and community initiatives; protecting the environment; and tackling poverty. Canadian housing and homelessness advocates have been pressing for similar priorities in a new national housing strategy for this country.