You can read all the press releases there are about the housing crisis, but it's not until you come up against hard facts that the message sinks in. Hard facts like work being stopped on new builds or a statistic like this: that brick production in the UK is set to drop to its lowest levels since the 1940s.
Back in the Assembly next week, Welsh Liberal Democrats have chosen as a motion for debate: "To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:
Notes the current lack of affordable housing in Wales.
Calls on the Welsh Assembly Government to:
1. Develop the HomeBuy scheme into a fully funded key workers' scheme.
2. Begin a limited trial of urban housing enablers"