Social Housing green paper offers ‘New Deal’ for social housing residents
Press release 14th August 2018 from Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government and The RT Hon James Brokenshire MP
A ‘new deal’ for social housing residents, as part of the government’s commitment to make a housing market fit for the future has been launched by Secretary of State for Communities Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP.
Social housing green paper offers an opportunity for major reform to improve fairness, quality and safety for residents living in social housing.
The social housing green paper aims to rebalance the relationship between tenants and landlords, tackle stigma and ensure that social housing can be both a safety net and springboard into home ownership.
Secretary of State for Communities the Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP said:
“Providing high quality and well managed social housing is a core priority for this government.
“Our green paper offers a landmark opportunity for major reform to improve fairness, quality and safety for residents living in social housing across the country.
“Regardless of whether you own your home or rent, residents deserve security, dignity and the opportunities to build a better life.”
Read the announcement 14th August 2018 in full click here.
Initial repsonse from Shelter.
Polly Neate, chief executive of Shelter, said: “The terrible Grenfell tragedy has shone a light on social housing and forced the country to think about the choices we face.
“Today’s Green Paper is full of warm words, but doesn’t commit a single extra penny towards building the social homes needed by the 1.2m people on the waiting list.”