Kate Henderson, Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation says:
“The publication of the Social Housing White Paper is an important and welcome milestone in the country’s response to the fire at Grenfell Tower. The sector has been unwavering in its commitment to strengthening the relationships between housing associations and their residents. The white paper offers much needed certainty as we continue this work.
“We are pleased that the government acknowledges again here the vital role of social housing in building lives and communities. This is true now more than ever, as the country navigates the devastating impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, with social housing landlords being critical partners in delivering frontline services to people who need these most.
“Housing associations have demonstrated commitment to being more accountable and transparent, and we believe that the white paper represents a natural progression of the work we have been doing. We look forward to working closely and collaboratively with the government to deliver on these welcome reforms.”