If this was translated into Commons votes 439 MPs would be in favour and 207 against, say the two organisations in a joint statement.
Jim Coulter, chief executive of the NFHA said:
'From our survey we know that housing problems dominate MP's casework, In fact, a majority of MPs would vote for increased spending on social housing.
The survey found that housing dominated MP's casework, taking up more time that law and order, health, and education. However, when questioned about their level of political interest, MPs ranked housing fifth out of six issues they were asked about.
Christine Laird, chief executive of the CIH said;
'Housing should be higher up the political agenda. Our survey shows that if MPs casework is anything to go by, housing is already at the top of the public agenda. Despite the number of people caught in the housing crisis, MPs in our survey rank housing near the bottom of their interests. Why don't MPs listen to their constituents they represent and make housing their number one priority?'
The survey was conducted by BPRI who interviewed a representative group of 100 MPs in July 1995.