The UK is in the middle of a deep housing crisis. Successive Conservative and Labour governments have failed to build enough houses, let the unregulated private rental sector spiral out of control and allowed home ownership to fall dramatically. Conservative policies announced under David Cameron's tenure as Prime Minister have exacerbated the problems, in many cases forcing poorer people out of the areas they grew up in. Now middle income people are being targeted with the 'pay to stay' policy, which aims to reduce the cost of housing association homes. Aneurin Bevan's vision of mixed communities is being eradicated before our eyes.