National Housing Federation response to Theresa May social housing announcement

25 October 2017

David Orr, Chief Executive at the National Housing Federation, says:

“We are absolutely delighted that the Prime Minister has heard the sector’s concerns and that the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) cap will not apply to supported housing – and indeed the wider social housing sector.

“Housing associations have been vocal and clear that the LHA cap bore no relation to the real cost of providing supported housing, a view which had gained cross-party consensus. I know all social housing tenants will be relieved with the news. Things are really starting to change and it is great to see social housing getting the right kind of attention it deserves.

“We look forward to seeing the detail of the Government’s new proposed funding model for supported housing, hoping it will truly put in on a sustainable and secure footing.”