NHC and Mayor Brabin discuss housing in the North

 Northern Housing Consortium Chief Executive, Tracy Harrison, met West Yorkshire Combined Authority Mayor, Tracy Brabin, last week to discuss the challenges and opportunities for social housing in the North.

They discussed opportunities around net zero, and the great work members have been doing so far – plus the good green jobs it can bring to our region. They also covered the challenges around the Local Housing Allowance, which are particularly affecting people in parts of West Yorkshire and the work we’ve been doing to get government to look at it again.

Mayor Brabin is already working with social housing providers as part of the West Yorkshire Housing Partnership and is committed to building new social and affordable homes in the area. We are following up on a number of exciting opportunities following the meeting, and we will involve relevant members and update you further as this is brought to life.

We are also delighted to announce that Mayor Brabin will be one of our keynote speakers at this year’s Northern Housing Consortium Summit. The Summit will be held in Leeds on Thursday, 9 November – so save the date in your diary! More details will be out soon.