02 November 2020
The coronavirus crisis has shown us all once again how important our homes are to us. That’s why, as a founding member of the Homes at the Heart coalition, we’re calling for social housing to be at the heart of the coronavirus response and the national recovery.
Investment in social housing can deliver on the government’s priorities for the 2020 Spending Review:
Our submission to the Review sets out the vital role housing associations already play in delivering these priorities – and what action and investment we need from the government, now and in the long term, to deliver even more.
To support the coronavirus response and strengthen the economic and social recovery, the government should:
This one-year Spending Review presents an opportunity for housing associations to work with the government to mitigate the long-term impact of coronavirus on the economy. Building more social homes and investing in social housing can help housing associations to continue to create jobs, develop skills, and support public services.
Housing associations stand ready to work with the government to build the homes that this country needs in order to recover both economically and socially from this crisis.
You can help us to promote these asks by backing the Homes at the Heart campaign – we’ve put together a range of resources to help politicians support it.
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