Head of Housing & Land
Joe heads up NEF’s thinking, research and campaigning on the housing crisis, and the fight for a fairer housing and land system. His work includes coordinating a national level campaign to stop the sell-off of public land, developing policies to boost the supply of genuinely affordable housing, and working with communities to fight for better rights for renters and put communities in control of local housing.
Outside of NEF, he works with housing campaigns in London, including the London Renters Union and the Radical Housing Network. He has appeared on, or been featured in, the BBC, the Guardian, the Independent, Channel 4, the Mirror, New Statesman, the Evening Standard, Al Jazeera and Inside Housing magazine.
Here’s how Britain’s broken housing system can be fixed in a decade
Joe Beswick writes for the Guardian
Without rent control we can’t hope to solve London’s housing crisis
Joe Beswick writes for CityMetric
The fight for a fairer housing system in England
Only when renting is genuinely affordable will the UK private rented sector be fit for purpose
Housing: a new common sense?
Will Labour’s new social housing policy spur real action on the housing crisis?
How the broken land market drives our housing crisis
Landowners have too much power over what gets built in our communities.
Communities are building the affordable homes that London needs
Keeping land in public hands is the key to better housing