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Survey reveals "crisis" in Welsh housing supply

83% of people in Wales say there's a "crisis" in housing supply, as charity Shelter Cymru call on the new Welsh Government to build more affordable homes.

Four out of five people in Wales are in favour of massive growth in the number of affordable homes.

The survey, carried out by Opinium Research for the Observer newspaper, also found that more than four out of five people in Wales are in favour of massive growth in the number of affordable homes built each year.

Other results of the survey:

82%
Support a policy to build 250,000 affordable homes across the UK every year for the next four years.
89%
Agreed that without help from family, it is becoming increasingly difficult to become a homeowner.
58%
Would support building on brownfield sites.
52%
Would restricting foreign ownership of properties for investment.
A large majority of people in the survey said there was a "crisis" in the housing supply. Credit: PA

People's health, education and life chances depend on whether they have somewhere decent they can call home. We have had some strong promises on housing in the run-up to the election - now we need those promises translated into action. Labour's manifesto promised an extra 20,000 affordable homes in the next term. This would double the numbers that are currently being built. The public clearly agrees that this must be a priority for the new Government.

– John Puzey, Director, Shelter Cymru