HOUSING experts will put their heads together at a conference in a bid to solve housing problems in East Staffordshire.
The National Housing Federation (NHF) will hold its annual conference in Sutton Coldfield tomorrow, on Thursday March 7.
According to the NHF, less than half the new homes which are needed in the West Midlands are being built. The lack of homes is pushing up prices, the cost of private renting and the highest levels of overcrowding in England outside London.
The conference will include talks and debates from housing and council leaders from across the West Midlands on the latest thinking on how to respond to growing problems in the housing sector.
The NHF chief exectutive, David Orr, will deliver a keynote speech while Christian Guy, from the Centre for Social Justice will also deliver a speech.
Elizabeth Humphreys, West Midlands lead manager for the NHF said: “Much of the conference is about how – in the absence of previous levels of public funding - housing associations may need to consider new funding options and products to enable them to cross-subsidise their affordable and social housing development programmes.”