Charity calls for new affordable homes target

Community Housing Cymru says affordable housing provision also stimulates local job creation and economic growth Credit: ITV News Wales

Community Housing Cymru is calling for 8,000 affordable houses to be built by 2015. The charity, which represents not-for-profit housing associations in Wales, wants the 6,500 target set by the Labour-Plaid Cymru One Wales coalition government last year to be increased.

Group Chief Executive, Nick Bennett, said: "We believe the sector has produced around 2,000 new additional houses this year but we will be falling off a cliff unless we can sustain investment over the next three years...We need a new target and additional resources going forward."