Teams rally to put an end to housing crisis

YCH. Homes for Britain.'Yorkshire Coast Homes staff get set to take part in the forthcoming Homes for Britain Relay to the Rally event.'From left.. Tracey Westwood, Helen Stubbings, Jon Poulter, Andy Turner, Chief Executive Shaun Tymon, Cherie Welburn, Luke Walker and Nichola Randerson.
YCH. Homes for Britain.'Yorkshire Coast Homes staff get set to take part in the forthcoming Homes for Britain Relay to the Rally event.'From left.. Tracey Westwood, Helen Stubbings, Jon Poulter, Andy Turner, Chief Executive Shaun Tymon, Cherie Welburn, Luke Walker and Nichola Randerson.

Staff members from Yorkshire Coast Homes are running and cycling from Whitby to York as part of a nationwide campaign to end the housing crisis within a generation.

The Relay to the Rally sees buses, bikes, running shoes and walking boots hitting the road from all around Britain to Westminster, in time for the Homes for Britain rally on March 17.

Housing associations will hand over the baton to one another at various points, setting off from Whitby on Sunday March 8 and calling at Scarborough, Malton and York.

Homes for Britain is campaigning for the next government to come up with a long-term plan to tackle the housing crisis within a year of getting into office.

The call comes at a time when housing demand vastly outstrips supply at both a national and local level. The Home Truths report shows that over the next 20 years in Yorkshire alone, there will be 369,000 new households created, but at current building rates, there will be a shortfall of 200,000 by 2031.

Shaun Tymon, Yorkshire Coast Homes chief executive, said: “With currently around 2,000 people on our housing register we have made a firm commitment to have planned and started to deliver 1,000 new properties by 2020.”

Find out more at www.homesforbritain.org.uk.