NHF response to the general election results 2024

05 July 2024

In response to the general election results 2024, Kate Henderson, Chief Executive at the NHF, says: 
We congratulate the Labour Party on their victory in this general election. Labour has made clear it understands the transformative effect of growing up in safe, secure and affordable housing, and shares our passion for social housing and commitment to end the housing crisis. 
With one in five children living in overcrowding, and 4.2 million people in need of a social home, the scale of the challenge facing the new government cannot be underestimated. Today’s election result represents a clear mandate to meet this challenge by delivering the biggest boost to social housing in a generation. This is a message from voters that the status quo cannot continue and our short term, piecemeal approach to housing must change. 
Housing associations stand ready to work in partnership with the new government to drive growth and deliver the homes the country needs. After 14 years of cuts and policy uncertainty, we will require urgent action to shore up the sector’s finances, protect vital services, ramp up delivery of new homes and deliver for residents. We want to establish a collaborative relationship with our new government and work together to secure the future of social housing as part of a long term plan for housing. 

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