NHF response to Levelling Up White Paper

02 February 2022

We have responded to the government’s Levelling Up White Paper published today. 

Kate Henderson, Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation, said:

“We welcome the breadth and ambition of today’s levelling up white paper, in particular the recognition of the central role housing must play to closing the gaps in regional inequality.

The Social Housing Regulation Bill is a positive step forward in delivering the commitments the government made following the Grenfell Tower tragedy. It’s also encouraging to hear the government commit to building more genuinely affordable social housing.

We strongly support Homes England’s new focus on regeneration and additional funding for areas that need it most; something housing associations have been calling for. We look forward to seeing more detail on this.

“Whether it’s regenerating communities, supporting people into work or building more affordable homes, it’s clear that housing associations will play a key role in levelling up across the country; working alongside local communities, central government and Homes England.”