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A new Department for Housing will try to reverse historic failure

100,000 council and housing association homes will be built every year

The current Tory sell-off of existing social housing will be suspended

4,000 new homes will be built for people with a history of rough sleeping

Rent hikes will be capped at the level of inflation and more secure three-year tenancies offered

Developers will be told to build “zero carbon” buildings

Four million homes will be insulated and 0% interest loans offered to homeowners to make energy efficiency improvements

Locals to get priority on buying new homes in their area