Communities and Local Government Secretary, Sajid Javid, announced that government “will be bringing forward a Green Paper on social housing in England,” at the National Housing Federation Conference 2017.
In his speech, Sajid said the Green Paper will be “a wide-ranging, top-to-bottom review of the issues facing the sector….the most substantial report of its kind for a generation. It will kick off a nationwide conversation on social housing.”
Nicholas Harris, Chief Executive at Stonewater commented: “We very much welcome Sajid Javid’s announcement of plans to bring forward a Green Paper on social housing in England.
“As a leading social housing provider, Stonewater is keen to engage with government at all levels to work towards solutions for the national housing crisis which impacts on many of society’s most vulnerable individuals and families.
“It is good to see social housing taking prominence on the agenda, including an announcement soon on the future rent settlement, which will allow us to plan more effectively and invest to address future housing need. With a focus on both ‘quality and quantity‘ promised in the Green Paper, we believe there is much that can be done to improve both the speed and extent of developments but it will take some fresh thinking and innovative, collaborative working across many stakeholders.
“We look forward to contributing to the associated consultation, which will provide an opportunity to move forward on an issue which has affected too many people, for too long.”