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Midlands Housing Shortage

Thousands of people across the Midlands are struggling to find a home they can afford because of a shortage of new housing.

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Not enough houses are being built for the number of people that need them

Houses being built Credit: ITV Central

Thousands of people across the Midlands are struggling to find a home they can afford because of a shortage of new housing.

According to a report by the National Housing Federation, only 9,930 new homes were built in the East Midlands between 2011 and 2012- less than half the number needed.

Laying bricks at the site of new homes Credit: ITV Central

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