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"The housing market is broken and overcrowding is getting worse, a report warns, as official figures show the number of new homes started by house builders in England fell again in the first three months of the year.
"... Housing minister Grant Shapps said housing plans were taking centre stage in the economic recovery. But he added:
"I am under no illusions that we still have a long way to go. That is why we are continually striving to introduce measures to help those in need.
I am determined to ensure support is available to those not wanting to buy, which is why I want councils to use the full range of powers at their disposal to help those at risk of homelessness."