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Our housing association is supporting Homes at the Heart

03 July, 2020

#HomesAtTheHeart

• BARNSBURY Housing Association is supporting Homes at the Heart, a campaign and coalition calling on the government to put social homes at the heart of its plan for social and economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis.

The crisis has highlighted the need for secure, high-quality, affordable, homes and, for many people, support to live in them.

This is especially true in Islington, where the council waiting list is long, families are stuck in overcrowded conditions, rough sleepers continue to be housed in temporary accommodation and social housing is difficult and expensive to develop.

It is also the case that the NHS and key workers that have steered us through this crisis continue to be priced out of living in Islington and the communities they serve so well.

Investing in social housing, in all its forms, will undoubtedly help London recover, by boosting the economy, creating jobs and improving people’s lives when our country needs it most.

Without action we are likely to see many people’s housing situations get much worse in the weeks, months and years ahead, as the economic impacts of the crisis are felt across the country.

For more information on #HomesAtTheHeart campaign visit: www.housing.org.uk/HomesAtTheHeart

SUSAN FRENCH
Chief Executive
Barnsbury Housing Association

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