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SHELTER: TORY HOME OWNERSHIP PLANS ARE 'NIGHTMARE'

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Homeless charity Shelter has immediately condemned new Conservative proposals to sell off social rented housing to ...
Homeless charity Shelter has immediately condemned new Conservative proposals to sell off social rented housing to tenants.

Responding to a speech made by today Conservative leader David Cameron, Graeme Brown, Shelter's director of communications, said: 'Cameron's proposal to sell off even more social rented homes may help a lucky few who can afford to buy, but will exacerbate the nightmare of bad housing for thousands of families suffering at the sharp end of the housing crisis.

'Right to Buy and the failure to build has created a chronic shortage of affordable rented homes for those who will never be able to buy - even with government help - and who rely on this already straining safety net to prevent them falling in to homelessness or appalling housing conditions.

'Cameron fails to explain how he will provide the social rented homes desperately needed to give the more than one million children trapped in bad housing in Britain the chance of a brighter future.'

In Britain nearly 2.3 million properties have been sold under the Right To Buy since it was introduced in 1980.

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