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

Contact details

Understanding Bradford District
5th Floor, Britannia House
Hall Ings

Phone : 01274 434565 - Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17:00 (GMT)
Email : observatory@bradford.gov.uk

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