Building and improving homes must be at the heart of the North’s economic and social recovery from the coronavirus crisis. That’s the message from right across the North’s housing sector, and it’s why the NHC was delighted to add our support to the #HomesAtTheHeart campaign being coordinated by the National Housing Federation, CIH and other national sector bodies. NHC CEO Tracy Harrison was one of the signatories to an open letter to Chancellor Rishi Sunak, alongside Northern voices like Homes for the North and the GM Housing Providers group.
Since late April, the NHC has been working with members to think through the economic and social impacts of Covid-19 on the North of England, and consider the ways housing can contribute to the North’s recovery and help us build for the future. Huge thanks to the members who responded to our consultation on the emerging themes. We’re clear that our offer is about getting levelling-up back on track through a focus on net zero and new homes. Look out for our paper setting out housing in the North’s offer to Government.