Housing supply and demand

The Government aims to create prosperous, inclusive and sustainable communities. Everyone should have the opportunity of a decent home at a price they can afford, in a place in which they want to live now and in the future, that promotes opportunity and a better quality of life in a secure and attractive environment.

However, high demand for housing, lack of supply and consequent problems of affordability have become an issue for many parts of the country, whilst some other areas have been affected by housing market failure.

The Government aims to achieve a better balance between housing supply in demand through increasing the supply of housing, both full market and affordable, and through a series of programmes to address market failure.

This section provides information on policies and programmes that seek to meet these aims.

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