NHF responds to Queen’s Speech
The National Housing Federation responds to the Queen’s Speech
Henry Gregg, Assistant Director of Campaigns & Communications at the National Housing Federation response:
“We are pleased to see a Housing Bill front and centre of the Queen’s Speech and to see the Government committed to getting more homes built.
“Plans to identify and free up brownfield land, the Right to Build and Starter Homes are all moves in the right direction and will contribute to resolving the huge housing shortage we have. But we need to ensure these new homes are built where people need them and available at a price people can afford. However, the proposed Right to Buy extension and welfare reforms put these plans at risk.
“The cities devolution bill has the potential to bring an end to the housing crisis in all its different forms, grow local economies and regenerate communities. Housing associations stand ready to engage with local leaders to help create communities where people want to live and work.
“Housing associations are ambitious about building the homes this country needs, particularly affordable housing. We look forward to working with Government to ensure housing associations are given the tools to deliver on their ambition and build the homes this country desperately needs.”
Further details: http://www.housing.org.uk/media/press-releases/response-to-the-queens-speech/