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Housing Green Paper must boost supply of affordable rented homes 14/03/2018 Labelled as Development, Legislation

A new briefing paper by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation supports the case ARCH has put forward for more social rented housing.


In his speech announcing the Social Housing Green Paper, the Secretary of State promised a 'wide-ranging, top-to-bottom review of the issues facing the sector'. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) have produced a briefing paper outlining why the Green Paper must set out a plan to bridge the 30,000 homes per year gap between current supply and objectively-assessed need, with the aim of reducing the cost of housing for low-income families and boosting the supply of affordable rented homes.


The JRF briefing paper supports the need for social rented housing as set out in the ARCH position paper "Social housing we can all be proud of" in which we highlighted a number of key points and recommendations that we expect the Social housing Green Paper to address, including the need for social housing, and what we would expect the government to do in backing councils to build and investing in council housing and ensure that tenants have a stronger voice.


ARCH Chief Executive John Bibby and Policy Adviser Matthew Warburton will be meeting with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation to discuss the work around housing supply in the run-up to the Housing Green Paper and explore how our two organisations might coordinate or collaborate on this work.


In the meantime, we are still looking for comments from ARCH member councils to help inform our response to the Housing Green Paper and influence the shape and future direction of social housing policy.


Please read our paper "Social Housing we can all be proud of" and send in your views and comments on the paper to ARCH Chief Executive John Bibby ( ) to be received no later than 16 March 2018.

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