Housing

Key messages

  • Stock condition and energy efficiency are at similar levels to national and regional comparators, although ward differences still mean improvement is a key priority.
  • Homelessness is on an upward trend, welfare reform and legislation changes will impact on many more in the near and foreseeable future.
  • Bradford is comparatively affordable, however on the reverse side has higher comparative levels of empty homes; both being a result of relatively low demand.
  • New housing supply is increasing but nowhere near where it needs to be to meet expected demand, and the demand for larger homes in the most deprived areas is a very difficult challenge