Your Labour City Council is taking action to address the housing crisis facing our City.
In Lincoln there are over 1,400 households waiting for Council housing with many more finding it impossible to buy a property at a price they can afford whilst struggling to pay private sector rents. The opportunity to save the sort of money needed for a deposit in the face of rising house prices is non-existent when wages in Lincoln remain below the national average. For many the problem is far worse than not being able to afford to buy, it is the difference between living on the streets or having a home.
Delivering For Lincoln
To help with this we delivered over 172 new Council homes in the last year which is the largest number of new Council properties delivered in Lincoln over a 12 month period for at least 40 years. We are looking to build more new homes and use our Right to Buy receipts to purchase properties to rent out.
Since the start of 2020 and throughout the pandemic we have been working on the development of the former Markham House site to create more housing and we’ve also started the construction of an extra care unit at De Wint Court, providing 70 new apartments.
A Fairer Future
The pandemic has shown us that in a time of such crisis, over-crowded, poor quality housing makes it hard to control diseases. This affects everybody and has a negative impact on all our lives. By enabling everyone to access a good quality home of their own, not just those with enough savings, we are protecting our communities and giving a far better chance of overcoming future pandemics quickly.