Demand for accommodation has an impact on people and communities in different ways according to personal and wider economic circumstances. Where demand exceeds supply, market housing prices or rents will increase, and this in turn can lead to higher demand for social housing and, in extreme cases, homelsessness. This is recognised in the priorities detailed in the Somerset Strategic Housing Framework.
In particular, Priority 1 is to increase the supply of affordable housing to support economic growth and development, and Priority 3 is to meet the housing and accommodation related support needs of Somerset's most vulnerable and least resilient residents.
This section features data and intelligence on topics related to these priorities, and will be expanded in the coming weeks
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