Government Challenged to Boost Affordable Housing by New Working Group

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The government has been challenged to increase affordable housing by a new working group, and to unlock 130,000 homes over the next five years. 

Housing Diversification is an umbrella group which has been set up by the National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA), the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), the UK Cohousing Network and the National Community Land Trust Network.

Jack Woodfield
News Editor

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.