The long awaited, much trailed Social Housing Green Paper announced by the former Secretary of State for Housing as a “wide-ranging, top-to-bottom review of the issues facing the sector” and by the current Secretary of State as “a landmark opportunity for major reform” was finally published on 14 August.
It was published alongside:
- A Review of Social Housing Regulation calling for evidence on how the regulatory regime is meeting its current objectives
- Use of Receipts from Right to Buy sales inviting views on options to change the rules governing the money raised from Right to Buy sale
Read our ‘On the day Briefing’ with initial reaction to the Green Paper.
The Green Paper opens the door for considerable debate within the sector on:
- Tackling stigma and celebrating thriving communities
- Expanding supply and supporting home ownership
- Effective resolution of complaints
- Empowering residents and strengthening the regulator
- Ensuring homes are safe and decent
We must grasp the opportunity for debate. There are many challenges for the sector in being part of the solution to the housing crisis – this is just the start.
Please join in the debate on the Green Paper
The NHC will be holding Roundtable events on the following dates:
- 31st August, Yorkshire and Humber, Incommunities, Bradford, Shipley West Yorkshire
- 3rd September, North East, Thirteen Group, Stockton, Stockton-on-Tees
- 20th September, North West, Jigsaw Group, Ashton-under-Lyne
If you are unable to attend the Roundtable events and would like to submit your views and comments, please get in touch with Karen Brown, Senior Policy Advisor – Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org