If we are going to build 300,000 homes and ensure public support, quality really counts. Let’s have new homes that we can be proud of for hundreds of years.
Posts Tagged: Social Housing
Work has been rewarded. Predictions of rent arrears increasing have been proved false. The number of households penalised has fallen from 660,000 to 381,000.
“Our friends and neighbours in social housing should not have to put up with second-rate homes.” May’s housing speech: full text.
The rise of social housing provided “biggest collective leap in living standards in British history”. Today, housing associations are the keepers of that legacy.
Bob Seely: Yes, Brexit and leadership are important. But so’s everything else. Here are some ideas for the future.
Scrap HS2. Integrate social care. Abolish NI. Reverse police cuts. Consider a new Bill of Rights. And much, much more.
Robert Halfon: Do Barwell’s bean-counters lack the vision to see why Tories must campaign for social justice?
Plus: why John Bald is wrong to be critical on this site of the Education Select Committee’s report on school exclusions.
Natalie Elphicke: The private renting experiment has failed six million people. Here’s an alternative approach.
There is compelling evidence that there are only two tenures – social housing and home ownership – by which wellbeing of people is supported effectively.
We offer social housing with traditional design and also saving our tenants around £500 a year on fuel bills. The Government should back this approach.
What Brokenshire is up to as Communities Secretary, sorry, Housing Secretary, sorry, Communities Secretary
He wants to take people with him in his quest to hit the Government’s target. But will radical policy ideas fit with his emollient political approach?
Since 2010 there have been 90,730 sales through Right to Buy and councils have delivered 94 per cent of the replacements required to meet the one-for-one target.
Bob Seely: My housing challenge to think tanks. Devise a strategy that will prize social justice above economic liberalism.
In my constituency, we have a target of just over 640 homes a year. Our housing waiting list is 3,000.
Adam Wildman: How we respond to tragedies like Grenfell defines us – complacency and neglect must end for good
Maybe it’s because I grew up next to the tower, or that I lost a member of my family in the fire, but next week’s anniversary of the tragedy has an added poignancy for me.
Robert Halfon: It’s time for Ministers to let local authorities build more council homes, and borrow to do so
We need more houses, not just to buy, but to rent – truly affordably, as well. This is a social justice issue.
A powerful analysis by Andrew O’Hagan for the London Review of Books also contains serious criticisms of senior Ministers.
It’s not just about police numbers – the key is to focus relentlessly on results and efficiency, freeing officers to get out on patrol.
A right to shared ownership would also be welcome. Boldness is needed to prevent a Corbyn Government.