County facing massive homes crisis

Daily Echo: Thousands to be left without a home across Hampshire Thousands to be left without a home across Hampshire

HAMPSHIRE faces a massive housing shortage within the next 20 years, latest figures have revealed today.

A new report by the National Housing Federation warns that thousands of people in the county could be left fighting to get a home they can afford by 2033.

It comes as the number of households and new homes needed in Hampshire is set to rise from 743,400 in 2012 to 904,000 in 2033 - a rise of 22 per cent - yet only half the homes needed to house the 39,000 families that are forming each year are being built.

The Home Truths: South East report warns that Gosport will be hit hardest with households rising by 26 per cent and that this rise of demand and lack of supply will cause house prices and rents to rocket.

House prices in Hampshire are already five per cent about the national average and 11 times the average Hampshire income, with an expected rise of another 61 per cent over the next ten years.

In the last ten years Southampton has already seen a 215.8 per cent rise in the number of people on social housing waiting lists, while the number of households in the city is expected to rise by 23 per cent by 2033.

The National House Federation is calling on the government and local politicians to work with the housing industry to tackle the crisis now but they are also asking the public to support the building of new homes.

In a bid to achieve this aim, they are launching a new campaign, Yes to Home, to give residents the chance to show councillors and politicians that new homes matter.

Warren Finney, from the National Housing Federation, said: “This is a problem that will not go away unless we take action. Our population is increasing, with people living longer and more single-person households, and this only increases the pressure on our struggling housing market.

“If the housing crisis doesn't affect you now, the chances are it will in the next few years - if not you, then your children, your parents or your friends.

“House prices and rents are already out of reach for many families, with thousands of working people having to rely on Government support to pay their rent and waiting lists for social housing increasing.

“We are quite simply not building enough homes to keep up with demand, and unless this changes, the situation is only going to get worse. It's time for us all - politicians, industry and local people in Hampshire - to say yes to homes.”

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11:12am Mon 26 Nov 12

Plum Pudding says...

Solution, don't put fluoride in the water but contraceptives instead.
Solution, don't put fluoride in the water but contraceptives instead. Plum Pudding

11:18am Mon 26 Nov 12

Queen Victoria says...

Shut the door to immigration.
Shut the door to immigration. Queen Victoria

11:51am Mon 26 Nov 12

sarfhamton says...

Just build more simples
Just build more simples sarfhamton

11:52am Mon 26 Nov 12

one in a million says...

Must be NIMBYs
Must be NIMBYs one in a million

11:53am Mon 26 Nov 12

Higginz says...

Plum Pudding wrote:
Solution, don't put fluoride in the water but contraceptives instead.
Or Bromide.
[quote][p][bold]Plum Pudding[/bold] wrote: Solution, don't put fluoride in the water but contraceptives instead.[/p][/quote]Or Bromide. Higginz

12:14pm Mon 26 Nov 12

southy says...

Need to allow Councils to build there own homes for people, the private sector is keeping homes in short supply to keep the prices and rents up above normal, more council homes would bring down the prices and rents.
Need to allow Councils to build there own homes for people, the private sector is keeping homes in short supply to keep the prices and rents up above normal, more council homes would bring down the prices and rents. southy

12:55pm Mon 26 Nov 12

hulla baloo says...

southy wrote:
Need to allow Councils to build there own homes for people, the private sector is keeping homes in short supply to keep the prices and rents up above normal, more council homes would bring down the prices and rents.
In a time when the councils are struggling to find money and resources, and are cost cutting, where do you propose they will find the funds?
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Need to allow Councils to build there own homes for people, the private sector is keeping homes in short supply to keep the prices and rents up above normal, more council homes would bring down the prices and rents.[/p][/quote]In a time when the councils are struggling to find money and resources, and are cost cutting, where do you propose they will find the funds? hulla baloo

1:07pm Mon 26 Nov 12

Shoong says...

southy wrote:
Need to allow Councils to build there own homes for people, the private sector is keeping homes in short supply to keep the prices and rents up above normal, more council homes would bring down the prices and rents.
Yep, and then years down the line they can buy them and then the problem starts all over again.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Need to allow Councils to build there own homes for people, the private sector is keeping homes in short supply to keep the prices and rents up above normal, more council homes would bring down the prices and rents.[/p][/quote]Yep, and then years down the line they can buy them and then the problem starts all over again. Shoong

1:12pm Mon 26 Nov 12

jimbobbo says...

Good story. As a landlord in Hampshire I'm pleased to hear this news.

But as Southy points out, it's all a ploy by the private sector to rip people off. And before you say anything Southy, the answer is 'yes, I'm in on it too'.
Good story. As a landlord in Hampshire I'm pleased to hear this news. But as Southy points out, it's all a ploy by the private sector to rip people off. And before you say anything Southy, the answer is 'yes, I'm in on it too'. jimbobbo

2:02pm Mon 26 Nov 12

huckit P says...

Do the stated numbers include those who are expected to be on benefits and also on the council housing lists? It's one thing working hard but not earning enough to buy a house (many of us have been there) but it's another thing entirely when people simply expect to be given free or subsidised housing.
As the birth rate is decreasing and the mortality rate (in Hampshire) is slightly higher than the national average it comes back to immigration (or migration as the politically correct HCC report states). Are we then to expect such an influx of people that we will have such a large problem on our hands? Something doesn't seem quite right here.
Do the stated numbers include those who are expected to be on benefits and also on the council housing lists? It's one thing working hard but not earning enough to buy a house (many of us have been there) but it's another thing entirely when people simply expect to be given free or subsidised housing. As the birth rate is decreasing and the mortality rate (in Hampshire) is slightly higher than the national average it comes back to immigration (or migration as the politically correct HCC report states). Are we then to expect such an influx of people that we will have such a large problem on our hands? Something doesn't seem quite right here. huckit P

2:08pm Mon 26 Nov 12

Torchie1 says...

southy wrote:
Need to allow Councils to build there own homes for people, the private sector is keeping homes in short supply to keep the prices and rents up above normal, more council homes would bring down the prices and rents.
Can you see any objections being raised when SCC agree with your scheme and areas like Mansell Park and Southampton Common are earmarked for development to provide much needed housing and employment?
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Need to allow Councils to build there own homes for people, the private sector is keeping homes in short supply to keep the prices and rents up above normal, more council homes would bring down the prices and rents.[/p][/quote]Can you see any objections being raised when SCC agree with your scheme and areas like Mansell Park and Southampton Common are earmarked for development to provide much needed housing and employment? Torchie1

2:12pm Mon 26 Nov 12

southy says...

Shoong wrote:
southy wrote:
Need to allow Councils to build there own homes for people, the private sector is keeping homes in short supply to keep the prices and rents up above normal, more council homes would bring down the prices and rents.
Yep, and then years down the line they can buy them and then the problem starts all over again.
People have all ways been able to buy there Council Home that they live in, the only diffence being in the 80's under Thatcher Tory Government, is that she made Council give discounts for people to being able to buy there own homes, this was she wanted to put a noose around people necks to make them stop striking or lose there homes, This house that I am living in now was first offered to my perents for £900 back when this house was only 2 years old in the 50's, but was turned down by Dad because it was out of the price he could afford at the time, but was bought in the 70's before Thatcher came to power, So no the problem will not happen again, it just keeps prices down in morages and rents
[quote][p][bold]Shoong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Need to allow Councils to build there own homes for people, the private sector is keeping homes in short supply to keep the prices and rents up above normal, more council homes would bring down the prices and rents.[/p][/quote]Yep, and then years down the line they can buy them and then the problem starts all over again.[/p][/quote]People have all ways been able to buy there Council Home that they live in, the only diffence being in the 80's under Thatcher Tory Government, is that she made Council give discounts for people to being able to buy there own homes, this was she wanted to put a noose around people necks to make them stop striking or lose there homes, This house that I am living in now was first offered to my perents for £900 back when this house was only 2 years old in the 50's, but was turned down by Dad because it was out of the price he could afford at the time, but was bought in the 70's before Thatcher came to power, So no the problem will not happen again, it just keeps prices down in morages and rents southy

2:22pm Mon 26 Nov 12

southy says...

Torchie1 wrote:
southy wrote:
Need to allow Councils to build there own homes for people, the private sector is keeping homes in short supply to keep the prices and rents up above normal, more council homes would bring down the prices and rents.
Can you see any objections being raised when SCC agree with your scheme and areas like Mansell Park and Southampton Common are earmarked for development to provide much needed housing and employment?
Problem with Mansel Park and the connection land between Green park and Mansel park is that the land in unstable and will all ways be subject to water logging and flooding, this land soaks up rain water as it can not pass the old Canal walls there is a soak away in Green park to channel the water from Monks Brook into the old Canal Basin dock that use to be there.
[quote][p][bold]Torchie1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Need to allow Councils to build there own homes for people, the private sector is keeping homes in short supply to keep the prices and rents up above normal, more council homes would bring down the prices and rents.[/p][/quote]Can you see any objections being raised when SCC agree with your scheme and areas like Mansell Park and Southampton Common are earmarked for development to provide much needed housing and employment?[/p][/quote]Problem with Mansel Park and the connection land between Green park and Mansel park is that the land in unstable and will all ways be subject to water logging and flooding, this land soaks up rain water as it can not pass the old Canal walls there is a soak away in Green park to channel the water from Monks Brook into the old Canal Basin dock that use to be there. southy

2:29pm Mon 26 Nov 12

southy says...

hulla baloo wrote:
southy wrote:
Need to allow Councils to build there own homes for people, the private sector is keeping homes in short supply to keep the prices and rents up above normal, more council homes would bring down the prices and rents.
In a time when the councils are struggling to find money and resources, and are cost cutting, where do you propose they will find the funds?
The funds are there Hulla, just that the Government as been holding on to the money now for about 25 years for there own use and only let us have a tiby bit back, alot of this money was from selling council homes of cheaply (the discounts) by the Thatcher Tory government and every Government since as been taking this money from the sell of Council homes.
Build new homes is part of the TUSC "Needs Budget" program as it will give more new affordable homes, and the building project will see more money being spent in the local economy at the same time, when council homes are built you tend to see more local people working on the buildings of such homes.
[quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Need to allow Councils to build there own homes for people, the private sector is keeping homes in short supply to keep the prices and rents up above normal, more council homes would bring down the prices and rents.[/p][/quote]In a time when the councils are struggling to find money and resources, and are cost cutting, where do you propose they will find the funds?[/p][/quote]The funds are there Hulla, just that the Government as been holding on to the money now for about 25 years for there own use and only let us have a tiby bit back, alot of this money was from selling council homes of cheaply (the discounts) by the Thatcher Tory government and every Government since as been taking this money from the sell of Council homes. Build new homes is part of the TUSC "Needs Budget" program as it will give more new affordable homes, and the building project will see more money being spent in the local economy at the same time, when council homes are built you tend to see more local people working on the buildings of such homes. southy

2:34pm Mon 26 Nov 12

Shoong says...

southy wrote:
hulla baloo wrote:
southy wrote:
Need to allow Councils to build there own homes for people, the private sector is keeping homes in short supply to keep the prices and rents up above normal, more council homes would bring down the prices and rents.
In a time when the councils are struggling to find money and resources, and are cost cutting, where do you propose they will find the funds?
The funds are there Hulla, just that the Government as been holding on to the money now for about 25 years for there own use and only let us have a tiby bit back, alot of this money was from selling council homes of cheaply (the discounts) by the Thatcher Tory government and every Government since as been taking this money from the sell of Council homes.
Build new homes is part of the TUSC "Needs Budget" program as it will give more new affordable homes, and the building project will see more money being spent in the local economy at the same time, when council homes are built you tend to see more local people working on the buildings of such homes.
Ah, the 'Needs Budget' program rears it's head again. The answer to the worlds problems.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Need to allow Councils to build there own homes for people, the private sector is keeping homes in short supply to keep the prices and rents up above normal, more council homes would bring down the prices and rents.[/p][/quote]In a time when the councils are struggling to find money and resources, and are cost cutting, where do you propose they will find the funds?[/p][/quote]The funds are there Hulla, just that the Government as been holding on to the money now for about 25 years for there own use and only let us have a tiby bit back, alot of this money was from selling council homes of cheaply (the discounts) by the Thatcher Tory government and every Government since as been taking this money from the sell of Council homes. Build new homes is part of the TUSC "Needs Budget" program as it will give more new affordable homes, and the building project will see more money being spent in the local economy at the same time, when council homes are built you tend to see more local people working on the buildings of such homes.[/p][/quote]Ah, the 'Needs Budget' program rears it's head again. The answer to the worlds problems. Shoong

2:34pm Mon 26 Nov 12

southy says...

huckit P wrote:
Do the stated numbers include those who are expected to be on benefits and also on the council housing lists? It's one thing working hard but not earning enough to buy a house (many of us have been there) but it's another thing entirely when people simply expect to be given free or subsidised housing.
As the birth rate is decreasing and the mortality rate (in Hampshire) is slightly higher than the national average it comes back to immigration (or migration as the politically correct HCC report states). Are we then to expect such an influx of people that we will have such a large problem on our hands? Something doesn't seem quite right here.
Its not people fault that they are on benefits, even people that are working some are on some kind of benefits also, nore is it the fault of immigation as they are equal out by the number that are leaving and going else where to live.
The problem is the Private sector keeping things in short supply to force the prices up for bigger profits
[quote][p][bold]huckit P[/bold] wrote: Do the stated numbers include those who are expected to be on benefits and also on the council housing lists? It's one thing working hard but not earning enough to buy a house (many of us have been there) but it's another thing entirely when people simply expect to be given free or subsidised housing. As the birth rate is decreasing and the mortality rate (in Hampshire) is slightly higher than the national average it comes back to immigration (or migration as the politically correct HCC report states). Are we then to expect such an influx of people that we will have such a large problem on our hands? Something doesn't seem quite right here.[/p][/quote]Its not people fault that they are on benefits, even people that are working some are on some kind of benefits also, nore is it the fault of immigation as they are equal out by the number that are leaving and going else where to live. The problem is the Private sector keeping things in short supply to force the prices up for bigger profits southy

2:36pm Mon 26 Nov 12

Shoong says...

southy wrote:
hulla baloo wrote:
southy wrote:
Need to allow Councils to build there own homes for people, the private sector is keeping homes in short supply to keep the prices and rents up above normal, more council homes would bring down the prices and rents.
In a time when the councils are struggling to find money and resources, and are cost cutting, where do you propose they will find the funds?
The funds are there Hulla, just that the Government as been holding on to the money now for about 25 years for there own use and only let us have a tiby bit back, alot of this money was from selling council homes of cheaply (the discounts) by the Thatcher Tory government and every Government since as been taking this money from the sell of Council homes.
Build new homes is part of the TUSC "Needs Budget" program as it will give more new affordable homes, and the building project will see more money being spent in the local economy at the same time, when council homes are built you tend to see more local people working on the buildings of such homes.
'The funds are there Hulla, just that the Government as been holding on to the money now for about 25 years for there own use and only let us have a tiby bit back'.

Please explain and let us know roughly how much this secret amount of money is. Doesn't have to be precise, a made up one will do.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Need to allow Councils to build there own homes for people, the private sector is keeping homes in short supply to keep the prices and rents up above normal, more council homes would bring down the prices and rents.[/p][/quote]In a time when the councils are struggling to find money and resources, and are cost cutting, where do you propose they will find the funds?[/p][/quote]The funds are there Hulla, just that the Government as been holding on to the money now for about 25 years for there own use and only let us have a tiby bit back, alot of this money was from selling council homes of cheaply (the discounts) by the Thatcher Tory government and every Government since as been taking this money from the sell of Council homes. Build new homes is part of the TUSC "Needs Budget" program as it will give more new affordable homes, and the building project will see more money being spent in the local economy at the same time, when council homes are built you tend to see more local people working on the buildings of such homes.[/p][/quote]'The funds are there Hulla, just that the Government as been holding on to the money now for about 25 years for there own use and only let us have a tiby bit back'. Please explain and let us know roughly how much this secret amount of money is. Doesn't have to be precise, a made up one will do. Shoong

2:41pm Mon 26 Nov 12

southy says...

Shoong wrote:
southy wrote:
hulla baloo wrote:
southy wrote:
Need to allow Councils to build there own homes for people, the private sector is keeping homes in short supply to keep the prices and rents up above normal, more council homes would bring down the prices and rents.
In a time when the councils are struggling to find money and resources, and are cost cutting, where do you propose they will find the funds?
The funds are there Hulla, just that the Government as been holding on to the money now for about 25 years for there own use and only let us have a tiby bit back, alot of this money was from selling council homes of cheaply (the discounts) by the Thatcher Tory government and every Government since as been taking this money from the sell of Council homes.
Build new homes is part of the TUSC "Needs Budget" program as it will give more new affordable homes, and the building project will see more money being spent in the local economy at the same time, when council homes are built you tend to see more local people working on the buildings of such homes.
Ah, the 'Needs Budget' program rears it's head again. The answer to the worlds problems.
The needs budget is to stablise the economy, and from there growth will happen, keep making cuts in services and jobs will result in only in the Ecomony slumping deeper and more cuts for the near future, we started this road of cuts in the 80's and it as not cured the problem, its only push us deeper into a slump, oh yes you might have small peaks of growth in the economy but it never equals or higher of the high peak of the one before, all ways that little bit lower and what happens after wards a bigger slump than the one before, A Cuts Budget Program spirals down wards.
[quote][p][bold]Shoong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Need to allow Councils to build there own homes for people, the private sector is keeping homes in short supply to keep the prices and rents up above normal, more council homes would bring down the prices and rents.[/p][/quote]In a time when the councils are struggling to find money and resources, and are cost cutting, where do you propose they will find the funds?[/p][/quote]The funds are there Hulla, just that the Government as been holding on to the money now for about 25 years for there own use and only let us have a tiby bit back, alot of this money was from selling council homes of cheaply (the discounts) by the Thatcher Tory government and every Government since as been taking this money from the sell of Council homes. Build new homes is part of the TUSC "Needs Budget" program as it will give more new affordable homes, and the building project will see more money being spent in the local economy at the same time, when council homes are built you tend to see more local people working on the buildings of such homes.[/p][/quote]Ah, the 'Needs Budget' program rears it's head again. The answer to the worlds problems.[/p][/quote]The needs budget is to stablise the economy, and from there growth will happen, keep making cuts in services and jobs will result in only in the Ecomony slumping deeper and more cuts for the near future, we started this road of cuts in the 80's and it as not cured the problem, its only push us deeper into a slump, oh yes you might have small peaks of growth in the economy but it never equals or higher of the high peak of the one before, all ways that little bit lower and what happens after wards a bigger slump than the one before, A Cuts Budget Program spirals down wards. southy

3:01pm Mon 26 Nov 12

Shoong says...

southy wrote:
Shoong wrote:
southy wrote:
hulla baloo wrote:
southy wrote:
Need to allow Councils to build there own homes for people, the private sector is keeping homes in short supply to keep the prices and rents up above normal, more council homes would bring down the prices and rents.
In a time when the councils are struggling to find money and resources, and are cost cutting, where do you propose they will find the funds?
The funds are there Hulla, just that the Government as been holding on to the money now for about 25 years for there own use and only let us have a tiby bit back, alot of this money was from selling council homes of cheaply (the discounts) by the Thatcher Tory government and every Government since as been taking this money from the sell of Council homes.
Build new homes is part of the TUSC "Needs Budget" program as it will give more new affordable homes, and the building project will see more money being spent in the local economy at the same time, when council homes are built you tend to see more local people working on the buildings of such homes.
Ah, the 'Needs Budget' program rears it's head again. The answer to the worlds problems.
The needs budget is to stablise the economy, and from there growth will happen, keep making cuts in services and jobs will result in only in the Ecomony slumping deeper and more cuts for the near future, we started this road of cuts in the 80's and it as not cured the problem, its only push us deeper into a slump, oh yes you might have small peaks of growth in the economy but it never equals or higher of the high peak of the one before, all ways that little bit lower and what happens after wards a bigger slump than the one before, A Cuts Budget Program spirals down wards.
Tip for anyone else who might be reading:

It's b******s.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shoong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Need to allow Councils to build there own homes for people, the private sector is keeping homes in short supply to keep the prices and rents up above normal, more council homes would bring down the prices and rents.[/p][/quote]In a time when the councils are struggling to find money and resources, and are cost cutting, where do you propose they will find the funds?[/p][/quote]The funds are there Hulla, just that the Government as been holding on to the money now for about 25 years for there own use and only let us have a tiby bit back, alot of this money was from selling council homes of cheaply (the discounts) by the Thatcher Tory government and every Government since as been taking this money from the sell of Council homes. Build new homes is part of the TUSC "Needs Budget" program as it will give more new affordable homes, and the building project will see more money being spent in the local economy at the same time, when council homes are built you tend to see more local people working on the buildings of such homes.[/p][/quote]Ah, the 'Needs Budget' program rears it's head again. The answer to the worlds problems.[/p][/quote]The needs budget is to stablise the economy, and from there growth will happen, keep making cuts in services and jobs will result in only in the Ecomony slumping deeper and more cuts for the near future, we started this road of cuts in the 80's and it as not cured the problem, its only push us deeper into a slump, oh yes you might have small peaks of growth in the economy but it never equals or higher of the high peak of the one before, all ways that little bit lower and what happens after wards a bigger slump than the one before, A Cuts Budget Program spirals down wards.[/p][/quote]Tip for anyone else who might be reading: It's b******s. Shoong

3:27pm Mon 26 Nov 12

hulla baloo says...

Nothing new there.
Nothing new there. hulla baloo

3:51pm Mon 26 Nov 12

southy says...

To spend money to make money
To spend money to make money southy

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