ATTEMPTS to solve the housing crisis in Liverpool have ended in high-rise system-built disaster, according to an extensive report by the Catholic Housing Aid Society.*
During the last . six years. housing spending had been cut in half, and at the same time the mistakes of post-war reconstruction were coining home to roost. Some 27.000 council propertiesN%cre in severe disrepair or almost impossible to rent out. Of. these I 1,(X)) were htiilt after the War. the report
• The 1950s and 60s saw the undemocratic imposition of highrise development. "Such housing, badly built to a mean design in a difficult location, immediately made zi direct contribution to high rates of physical and mental ill-health among the people who were moved into it," the report says.
*Failed Sirategie.+ • Falling investment: Liverpool.% Housing Programme and Government Policy. by Andrew hieltd, £3, publiAlted by CHAS. 189a Old Brompton Road. London