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
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 (email@example.com
) to be received no later than 16 March 2018.