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IF YOU asked the Welsh government on their housing policy, they would say, “The government is helping local councils and developers work with local communities to plan and build betters places to live for everyone. This includes building affordable housing, improving the quality of rented housing, helping more people to buy a home and providing housing support for vulnerable people.”

Despite this positive statement, successive Labour governments have failed to ensure housing supply matches demand. 

The shortage of housing has been thrown into the spotlight  thanks to the combination of recent price boom and stagnant real wages. 

One power that the Welsh government should have or in deed use is to give councils and money to build council housing for local people. 
Also the power to buy long term houses on the market to be renovated.
 
Andrew Nutt 
Heolddu Road 
Bargoed