The UK has a housing shortage. Can we solve it? In Leeds, yes, we can. As of September 2016 there were around 314 hectares of land in Leeds with planning permission. That is equivalent to 439 standard Association Football pitches and will allow 17,614 homes! Where are they? Perhaps surprisingly, a large fraction of the planned homes are in the city centre.
You can invest in affordable housing in Leeds via the recently launched Leeds Community Homes. Their share offer requires a minimum investment of £100 and, once the first 16 homes are complete, they are paying 2% interest on investments.