Joe Beswick

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.

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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

What lies beneath

How to fix the broken land system at the heart of our housing crisis

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

People-powered housing: is it the answer to our housing crisis?

The view from Birmingham

No homes for nurses: How NHS land is being sold off to build unaffordable homes

Four out of five homes built on NHS land will be unaffordable to nurses

4 things the Government must do if it really wants to boost affordable housing

Any investment or change in policy must be driven by what communities actually need

Flattering to deceive” – New Economics Foundation response to PM’s housing pledges

Communities must be at the heart of decision-making over what gets built, and where

Tenant control can help fix our broken housing system

Ballots on regeneration plans are the first step to giving tenants a real say.

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