Well, there is some merit in their proposal but whilst the supply/demand mismatch is so large then this is likely to cause more problems than it solves as the vulnerable/homeless etc are denied housing because of the switch of emphasis.
We need to build more homes across all tenures, and in particular in the social rented and affordable sectors. To whom should we turn for evidence of how best to do this ?
Well, not Liebore. 8 years in power in Scotland = 6 Council Houses, all built in Shetland. On a UK level, years of underfunding newbuild, privatising council housing through forcing LSVT/ALMOS in return for debt write off, refusing to reform the HRA.
Not a great track record really.