Star date: 13th July 2010
SALFORD STAR RESEARCH BACKED UP BY NEW SHELTER REPORT
"Products have been developed as a means to help developers and housing associations to generate revenue" Shelter.
Housing and homelessness charity, Shelter, has produced a new report slating the Government's attempts at providing `affordable housing' through shared ownership and `intermediate' housing, arguing that current schemes benefit developers, housing associations and `high middle income' earners rather than low income households in most need.
The hard hitting report backs up Salford Star research published earlier this year which showed only 10 low earning families in the city benefitting from the various `affordable housing' schemes.
Under Shelter's terms, none of the heavily subsidised Urban Splash housing at Chimney Pot Park could be classed as `affordable'.
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