Kate Henderson, Chief Executive at the National Housing Federation, said: “Today’s budget includes positive announcements for social housing - it delivers more certainty and new investment into housing for people most in need. These are all things housing associations have been calling for.
"We welcome the government’s commitment to a £12bn five year Affordable Housing Programme, the main funding pot for affordable housing. It will help housing associations build much needed homes across the country. We look forward to working with government to shape the details, ensuring this money delivers homes for everyone.
“In addition there’s new money for support for rough sleepers - it’s good to see the government taking action on their manifesto commitment to tackle homelessness.
“It’s also positive the government are introducing a £1bn Building Safety Fund to remove all types of combustible cladding from high-rises. This will help ensure residents’ homes are made safe as quickly as possible.”