Back the Bill: A legal right to housing is one of the biggest gifts we could give to future generations
I support ‘Back the Bill’, a joint campaign by housing charities Tai Pawb, CIH Cymru and Shelter Cymru to end Wales’s Housing and Homelessness crisis.
All political parties in Wales are being urged to commit to a legal right to adequate housing in their 2021 Welsh Parliament Election manifestos.
In my Manifesto for the Future, I’ve asked Welsh Government to make housing a human right. I’ve also asked Government to support intergenerational living and require all publicly funded housing developments (and public buildings) to be carbon neutral.
A legal right to housing is one of the biggest gifts we could give to future generations.
Affordable, safe, connected, energy-efficient homes help keep people well, and a right to housing in law would help us meet the goals set by our unique Well-being of Future Generations Act, preventing homelessness, lowering the cost of running a home, taking action on the climate emergency and allowing us to plan better for looking after people in old age.
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