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Racism and Housing Article

Our Cheif Executive Jabeer Butt OBE was recently featured in Inside Housing’s new series Racism and Housing.

The recent shocking exposés about damp, mouldy, and unsanitary conditions in social housing in the national media sparked an investigation by the Housing Ombudsman. This article on how race impacts on people’s chances of living in a damp home or experiencing fuel poverty investigates government statistics, to flag the ‘less-talked-about fact that white residents are significantly less likely to be living in a home that is damp, or live in fuel poverty.’

Jabeer Butt comments “it has been a watershed, in that people have started recognising the dangers of poor-quality housing and the fact that it impacts some communities more than others.”

Read the full article by Alex Turner here.