If you thought the housing crisis was bad enough, the UK just lost its biggest funder of social housing

If you thought the housing crisis was bad enough, the UK just lost its biggest funder of social housing

The £1bn given by European Investment Bank to UK social housing projects last year makes it the sector’s biggest investor. This week it was confirmed that this investment would stop

I worked for housing associations throughout the 80s and 90s and one memory remains more vivid than any other. I was called out to visit a new client who told us he had been trying to relocate for the past three years.

After climbing a steep set of stairs, I reached his second floor apartment. The man welcomed me in and explained that he was severely disabled from the waist down. He was wheelchair bound, so he was forced to remain indoors for all but essential trips. There was no lift.

On the rare occasions that he left the apartment, he had to scramble downstairs, using only his arms for balance. As you can imagine, wrenching himself upstairs again on the way back up was almost impossible.

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If you thought the housing crisis was bad enough, the UK just lost its biggest funder of social housing

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