The Sheffield City Region (SCR) Social and Affordable Housing Compact is a landmark collaboration between local authorities, social and affordable housing providers in the Sheffield City Region aimed at delivering much-needed affordable homes and ensuring everyone has a decent and secure place to live.
5 December 2016
It has been developed by local authorities, housing associations and arms-length management organisations (ALMOs), working closely with the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority, demonstrating their collective commitment to work together to solve the housing crisis and meet the housing needs of those living and working in the City Region.
The objectives of the Compact are to:
- expand the supply of new housing across all tenures and help the City Region meet its targets for housing growth
- create sustainable and thriving communities
- support and invest in existing housing stock
- understand the products and services needed to meet housing need
- ensure vulnerable people can continue to access good quality affordable housing
- enhance and increase opportunities for joint working and shared services across a range of delivery areas
- maximise opportunities provided by national policies and funding streams, and ensure they are coherent at a local level
- engage with the wider public sector reform agenda, including employment and skills, crime and policing, health and social care and poverty.
The Compact was launched on 5 December 2016 at an event attended by senior local government and housing figures from across the city region, with speeches from David Orr, Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation, Councillor Sir Steve Houghton CBE, Leader of Barnsley Council and Chair of the SCR Combined Authority and Councillor Simon Greaves, Leader of Bassetlaw Council and Chair of the SCR Housing Executive Board.