The Big Issue magazine is intensifying its campaign to address housing insecurity. They have released a special edition and initiated a petition to shed light on the scarcity of social and council housing. The magazine points out that the UK’s housing crisis has been escalating for years, with studies indicating that approximately 8.5 million individuals in the UK have some form of unmet housing requirement.
This special edition examines various potential solutions to the housing crisis:
- The potential of community land trusts as the upcoming social housing revolution.
- The role of factory-built, modular homes in potentially alleviating homelessness.
- The possibility of converting surplus office spaces into housing units.
Paul McNamee, the editor of the Big Issue, commented on the special edition, stating, “Our special edition addresses the significant issues impacting individuals in unstable housing situations.”
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