13 June 2017
David Orr, Chief Executive at the National Housing Federation, says:
“Congratulations to Alok Sharma MP on his appointment today as Housing and Planning Minister. Housing associations look forward to working in partnership with him to end our nation’s housing crisis and are committed to delivering the homes our nation needs.
“The Federation has had a strong track record of working with his department. Housing needs to remain a priority for the next government and we will continue to position the sector as constructive and vital partners.
“Housing associations started building nearly 48,000 homes in 2016/17, an increase of 13% on 2015/16. Having shown they can deliver at times of instability and uncertainty, they remain ambitious and are working towards delivering 120,000 homes a year.”