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The mass sell-off of public land is driving the housing crisis

Hanna Wheatley writes for HuffPost


Hanna Wheatley wrote for HuffPost about the connection between massive funding cuts and the massive sell-off of public land:

A major new investigation by the Bureau Local and HuffPost UK revealed austerity’s dirty little secret: massive funding cuts have been, in part, offset by a mass sell-off of public land. But what’s not being examined is who is buying that land, and what they are building on it. If used appropriately, surplus public land could be an important first step towards solving the housing crisis, but the present fire sale is, if anything, making it worse.”

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