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Reimagine housing: thinking inside the box

Reimagine housing: thinking inside the box

Could temporary villages help address the chronic housing shortage?



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Britain’s high property values have left millions unable to rent or buy a place of their own. Graduates and young people are stuck in the parental home or in shared houses. Individuals in low income bands and those with disabilities are affected by benefit cuts, leaving many unable to afford private sector rents.

Could ‘temporary villages’ on suburban and outlying sites help to address one of the country’s biggest challenges: our chronic housing shortage?

This latest whitepaper from our Reimagine series – Reimagine housing: think inside the box covers:

• The space to fill – suburban and outlying sites that are yet to be developed
• The people to fill it – young people, graduates, low-income individuals and those with disabilities, rough sleepers (the homeless?) and the elderly
• Creating a community within the village
• Funding the volunteers
• What is in it for the landowners
• Building confidence
• The delivery model

Download our report to read more.


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