13 December 2019
In response to the general election results, Kate Henderson, Chief Executive of the national Housing Federation, said:
“Housing associations will be looking to the new Conservative government to quickly deliver on its welcome manifesto commitment to renew the Affordable Homes Programme. Our members urgently need certainty about future funding to continue building thousands of affordable homes, including homes for social rent.
The housing crisis has not gone away and we will be redoubling our efforts to build new homes, end homelessness and ensure everyone has the support they need to live with security and the dignity they deserve.
We will also be renewing our calls on government to bring greater clarity on the critical issue of building safety, and to take a strategic lead in coordinating a national programme of works.
Together with tenants, our members look forward to partnering on the Social Housing White Paper to ensure a new deal for social housing.”