Another subsidy for the rich
For the landowners who sit
On their empty homes, their brownfields
Whilst the renters take the hit.
'Affordable' already a phrase
Without meaning; Just a calculation
Without a basis to peoples wages
And a reason to feel frustration.
For those without deposits
On zero contracts, minimum wage
Who want to own their own homes
But will rarely reach that stage.
They say it will bolster building
That more homes will exist
But since only the rich can secure them
A shortage will still persist.
More council homes are needed
And the wealthy should meet the cost
Since time is slipping away until
Generation Rent is truly lost.
Inspired by: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/feb/01/property-developers-affordable-housing-councils-empty-building