Let’s Build the Houses – Quick!


62 pages | ISBN: 978 0 85124 8080

10th Series Number 56



By Cathy Davis & Alan Wigfield

Some 4.5 million people are waiting for good quality, permanent council and association homes. In response to equally devastating shortages in 1945, Attlee’s newly elected Labour Government prioritised council house-building, built to a high standard. We draw inspiration from this experience, and argue that a future government needs to emulate this achievement, prioritise high standard housing and ‘build the houses – quick!’

Dr Sarah Payne – Taylor and Francis Housing Studies 2012

Eileen Short in Socialist Review, April 2012