That's just the euphemism treadmill. The label doesn't count. Actions, such as the councils running away from providing the housing, speak louder than words.Unless the council tells you they purchased them, everything else is Gossip as far as who bought the dwellings. Personally, I feel it's wrong in calling certain homes as social housing, council housing, affordable housing, etc, it's putting a stigma on people and labelling them and their children as inferior.
I would agree with you ,if the state is using taxpayers money then Invest in increasing supply if there is a shortage in that area,Great; the State is using your taxes to price you out of the housing market
How many are new houses,