Committee take evidence from campaigners and academics in social housing inquiry

06 September 2019

In a wide-ranging opening session, the committee will hear from campaigners, representing Shelter, the Chartered Institute of Housing and the National Housing Federation, and academics.


The new inquiry examines the effectiveness of the Government’s current strategies to boost social and affordable housing provision. This will include the adequacy of grant funding levels, as well as programmes and incentives for key stakeholders, such as local authorities and housing associations, to stimulate delivery.

Purpose of the session

In this first session, the Committee will investigate the scale of the challenge facing the Government and the options available for increasing provision of social and affordable rented housing. It will set out the key themes of the inquiry and investigate how funding and planning policy can support social housing providers to increase capacity. The Committee will also look at the impact of Right to Buy on the wider social housing sector.


Monday 9 September 2019, Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

From 4.00pm

  • Greg Beales, Director of Communications, Policy & Campaigns, Shelter
  • Kate Henderson, Chief Executive, National Housing Federation
  • Terrie Alafat, Chief Executive, Chartered Institute of Housing

From 5.00pm

  • Professor Ken Gibb, Director, UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence
  • Kathleen Scanlon, Distinguished Policy Fellow, London School of Economics
  • Professor Ian Cole, Sheffield Hallam University

Further information

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