Following the Government’s announcement to expand housing supply and ownership, and improve resident services, the Committee will be holding an evidence session to examine how prepared the Government is in delivering on its remit.
In August, the Government published its Green Paper on Social Housing - “A new deal for social housing”. The paper outlined five principles as the basis for future policy, focussing on expanding housing supply and home ownership, improving quality, and providing effective support for residents and complaint resolution.
In this evidence session, the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee will question Housing Minister, Kit Malthouse MP, about how effectively the Green Paper provides mechanisms to resolve the challenges it sets out. It will also consider the funding needed to build more social housing, the role of the proposed Regulator of Social Housing in this policy environment, and how the perception of social housing as an option of last resort or a ‘springboard’ can be changed.
Wednesday 31 October, Committee Room 15, House of Commons
- Kit Malthouse MP, Minister for Housing, Communities and Local Government