Tackling the housing crisis

Innovative approaches to building new homes


Southampton City Council

To help alleviate homelessness in the city, Southampton City Council have teamed up with Hugg Homes to build 44 two-bedroom family homes on a former council depot site, which, aptly for a port city such as Southampton are constructed from creatively purposed shipping container units. The scheme will provide 16 units for affordable rent and 6 units for homeless families. Phase 2 will create a further 22 units at an affordable rent. The scheme paves the way the further developments to tackle homelessness problems right across the city and has helped minimise the use of Bed and Breakfast accommodation.

The LGA Labour Group exists to fight the corner for Labour councillors at a national level, both within
the cross-party Local Government Association and with the Labour Party at Westminster. The Group provide a strong voice for Labour councillors and act as a platform for ideas and innovation for all those committed to an effective localist element to Labour politics and policies.

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