Our Green Paper response – find out more and get involved

Find out how to shape our Green Paper response, and hear directly from the Secretary of State at the National Housing Summit next week.

12 September 2018

The Government’s Social Housing Green Paper, published on 14 August, raises important questions on complaints, empowering residents, quality, and the stigma faced by social housing tenants.

These issues are central to the housing association mission, and we’re offering various opportunities for members to help shape a strong and ambitious sector response.

We’ll hear about the Green Paper directly from senior cabinet ministers, including James Brokenshire, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), at our National Housing Summit on 19-20 September. Officials from MHCLG are also hosting drop-in sessions on the Green Paper for our members at the Summit. There’s still time to register your place

How can I shape the Federation’s response?

We’ll be sharing a discussion paper with members next week, which will seek your views on key issues raised in the Green Paper.

Then in October, we’re hosting a series of member events, where you can share your thoughts and debate the key issues with your peers. MHCLG will be attending part of each event to hear your views and answer any questions.

Register for one of our events:

If you’re unable to attend an event, you can still submit your responses via email or speak to our policy team before sharing your views – just get in touch.

The link with our Offer for Tenants work

Our Offer for Tenants work responds to many of the challenges raised in the Green Paper, particularly the experience of social housing tenants, and the transparency and accountability of landlords. This work has been positively referenced in the Green Paper.

In early August, we circulated a discussion paper to members on ‘transparency and accountability in the housing association sector’ and we’ve received some very helpful responses. We’ll be exploring these in more detail during the consultation events.

Once the consultation closes on 6 November, we’ll do some further work with members and with tenant groups to develop our specific ideas on transparency and accountability. More information will follow soon.