Roofless People – The Radical Rethink that Housing Needs?
Thursday, 6 October
A home should be a sanctuary. But for many people, it means sharing a bed, worrying about whether you’ll have a roof over your head, or whether home ownership is even possible. Hashi Mohamed, lawyer and author of A Home of One’s Own, calls Ros Taylor from his home in Wembley, to talk about arriving in Britain as a child refugee, why the planning system is political, and how we can tackle the housing crisis and now.
“The planning system is perceived as a place where ideas go to die. But the reality is more boring.”
“Local politics just plays out through the planning system.”
“Your child won't get on the property ladder, your grandchild certainly won't. So how can you both worry about the housing crisis, and say 'not in my back yard'?”
“People don't understand that new houses in your area actually leads to the value of your property going up.”
“Housing has moved from the place where you lay your head to a pension fund.”
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Written and presented by Ros Taylor. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Producers: Jacob Archbold, Jelena Sofronijevic and Alex Rees. Assistant producer: Kasia Tomasiewicz. Audio production by Jade Bailey. Music: Kenny Dickinson. Group editor: Andrew Harrison. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production.
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