Contact

For more information about the APPG for Housing in the North please contact Liam Gregson.

About the All-Party Parliamentary Group Housing in the North

The APPG Housing in the North provides a forum for Parliamentarians to discuss and advance housing and related policy across the three northern regions and seeks to ensure the needs and ambitions of northern communities are addressed in national housing policy development.

As Secretariat, the Northern Housing Consortium supports the APPG in facilitating a work programme that has in recent years concentrated on the regeneration of mixed tenure communities, housing an ageing population, and the impact of poor-quality housing on health and wellbeing.

Inquiry 2019/20 – Property standards in the North’s Private Rented Sector (PRS)

It is essential at a time of housing crisis to make sure that homes across all tenures are fit to live in. Most landlords provide stable and safe accommodation for their tenants, but this is not always the case. In parts of the North there are too many places where properties are undesirable, and where poor condition heightens issues of exclusion. Despite attempts at intervention, the quality and decency of PRS in the North still lags-behind other tenures.

Call for Evidence – Spring Consultation 2020

The purpose of this consultation is to:

  • Share emerging findings with stakeholders and highlight the key issues from evidence.
  • Work with stakeholders to develop priorities and recommendations.
  • Update the Inquiry to consider homes not fit for purpose in the context of Covid-19 and the ongoing public health emergency.

The full Spring Consultation 2020 can be viewed and downloaded here:

Call for Evidence – Inquiry: Property Standards in the North’s PRS – Spring Consultation 2020

Our oringal Call for Evidence can be viewed and downloaded here:

Call for Evidence – APPG Housing in the North Inquiry – Property Standards in the North’s PRS

Meetings:

Given ongoing developments in relation to Covid-19, the next meeting of the APPG Housing in the North will be communicated once approrpiate.

Inquiry Updates: 

Read the Notes and Recap articles from previous meetings of the APPG:

  • APPG Notes from the meeting held 26th February 2019.
  • APPG Notes from the meeting held 9th October 2018.
  • APPG Notes from the meeting held 15th May 2018.
  • APPG Notes from the meeting held 20th February 2018.
  • APPG Recap from the meeting held 18th October 2017.