Commenting on new measures to help first time house buyers announced by Housing Minister Caroline Flint, Liberal Democrat Housing Spokesperson, Lembit Öpik said:
"Finally the Government has realised that their first time buyer schemes have helped too few families into homeownership. But where is the support for those facing repossession and homelessness?
"The Government must now consider how struggling homeowners could be helped into shared ownership schemes to prevent repossession.
"Unfortunately at the moment homelessness and hopelessness is where we seem to be heading."