I’ve put together these resources for the next meeting of our learning group, Oxford Democracy-Builders. It’s at 8pm on Weds 2nd December probably at the West Oxford Primary School, but I need to confirm that. So if you’re about please come along. No need to read anything. No test. It’s just a friendly and welcoming discussion where every single person brings something unique and important.
Housing Crisis learning materials
What’s going on?
House prices: Mind the gap, BBC, 14th October 2015 (video)
Where can I afford to live? BBC Housing Calculator
Youth homelessness figure eight times higher than Government admits, says charity
If you’re a family on the National Living Wage, here’s where you can afford David Cameron’s new starter homes, The Independent, Oct 7th, 2015
Housing Crisis: Mapping the drivers
Unaffordable housing: causes, consequences, solutions, Institute for Economic Affairs, 12 March 2015
George Osborne’s housing-based revival stands on flawed foundations, Larry Elliott, The Guardian, October 5th, 2015
Buyers from outside Oxford pushing up city property prices, Oxford Mail, 20th February, 2015
The Economist, The Tories’ affordable-housing plan is a middle-class giveaway, Oct 8th, 2015
Britain is suffering from a housing crisis – who is to blame and how can we fix it?, The Independent, 10th Feb, 2014
Renting your way to poverty: welcome to the future of housing, Danny Dorling, The Telegraph, 2nd June 2015
A ticking time-bomb?
Deutsche Bank: We can already see how London’s insane property bubble will end
Mortgages: Nearly one million ‘face difficulties’
What can we do?
The taxing question of land
Proposal to build 3.5m homes in 40 UK towns wins the £250,000 Wolfson Prize
Housing: It’s in Our Hands