The Housing Crisis

The Housing Crisis

The extent of the UK housing crisis and its real impact on Britain’s most vulnerable people.

Latest from this investigation

In this project the Bureau has been tracking the fall in the number of affordable homes built in the UK.

Key findings

  • Only 40% of large housing developments in the UK’s biggest cities meet affordable housing targets
  • None of Birmingham’s biggest housing developments meet its 35% affordable housing target
  •  A major London development includes under 17% affordable housing despite some hopes it could reach 35%
  • Over 2,300 affordable homes cut from housing schemes after sign-off
  • At least 50% of housing schemes failed to meet local affordable housing targets in Bristol, Bradford, Cardiff, Manchester and Sheffield.
  • Government-funded schemes building 33% less affordable homes than when the Coalition came to power