Energy efficient homes in the biggest Council house building programme since the 1980s and long-term help for rough sleepers – Leeds Labour tackles our housing needs.
“With Labour, over the next few years we are going to build more than a thousand new council homes in Leeds.
All our new homes will be energy efficient and built to a high standard, designed to meet the needs of people in the 21st century. These new homes are desperately needed as waiting lists for council properties continue to grow.
This will be the biggest council house building programme Leeds City Council has seen since the early 1980s. By the end of 2020 we will have delivered more than 1,000 council homes.
The government’s ‘right to buy’ scheme is causing the Council’s housing stock to continue to be reduced. Until we have a Labour government who can pause right to buy, Leeds City Council must do everything it can to increase the housing stock available.
Nationally we have seen an increase to homelessness and rough sleeping thanks to the ideological Conservative austerity. In Leeds we have one of the lowest levels of rough sleeping out of all cities in the UK.
We’re so proud that under Labour, Leeds City Council ensures that there are always more beds available than there are rough sleepers, although there can be complex reasons why people may not take up this offer. Once people are in accommodation we will provide a whole host of support to help get them back on their feet long-term. We are investing £300,000 in our innovative street support team to provide drug and alcohol support services to ensure people are helped long term.”