Housing

The BNP claims it would:

  • Make all benefits and social housing only available to British citizens;
  • Make length of residency in an area the key criterion for council house allocation;
  • Preserve the ‘right to buy’ of individual tenants, but with the money from sales being used to build more council houses;
  • Take all privatised social housing stock back under local democratically controlled council ownership;
  • Ensure that the billions being spent on the utterly bogus asylum seeker and immigration swindles is redeployed to alleviate the appalling conditions under which many of Britain’s old people are forced to live.
  • A BNP government will restore the earnings link with pensions and ensure that elderly people who have paid a lifetime of taxes and reared families should not have to sell their homes to pay for care in their old age.

Challenge Housing

Despite the BNP’s claims, two separate reports show there is no evidence that immigrants receive preferential treatment over the allocation of social housing

Research finds no bias in allocation of social housingEquality and Human Rights Commission

Migrants jumping the queue for social housing is a ‘myth’National Housing Association

More information about housing is available from the National Housing Federation housing.org.uk or by contacting press officer Nick Foley NickF@housing.org.uk on 020 7067 1028

To find out about social housing in your area, contact your local council or click on this link to find your local housing associations

Registered Social landlordsThe Housing Corporation