Response to Secretary of State’s announcement of a social housing green paper

19 September 2017

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

"We welcome the Secretary of State’s announcement of a green paper and we share the Government’s ambition to make social housing a badge of honour for the nation. But there are things we can and must do right now – like restarting public investment in good quality, genuinely affordable housing.

"Immediately reallocating the unspent £1.1bn for Starter Homes would be a step in the right direction, and would in turn bring the housing benefit bill down. We look forward to working in partnership with Government and delivering homes of all kinds for people on low income."