/ Why can't the council just build more homes itself?
Why can't the council just build more homes itself?
The council does not have the money to build new homes itself. The council, therefore, needs to think radically. HfL allows the council to build private homes for sale and rent which will subsidise better council level rent homes for current residents and more homes for those on the waiting in the housing lists. Without HfL, the council wouldn’t be able to do this.