We’re backing the National Housing Federation’s long-term #PlanForHousing

Long shot of houses in the Forest of Dean

There are more than 130,000 families waiting for a warm, safe, affordable home in the South West.

That’s why we are joining the National Housing Federation (NHF) and other housing associations in calling for a long-term plan for social housing. With the prospect of a new government, there is a chance to get the need to invest in social housing back on the political agenda.

In 2018, we committed to building 1,000 new affordable homes to support families in Gloucestershire and the surrounding area, but more needs to be done. We need a long-term plan for social housing that will provide financial certainty for providers and tenants, enables housing associations like ours to invest in their homes and increases the availability of affordable housing across the country.

#Twogether with the NHF, other housing providers and the government, we can put an end to the housing crisis and by 2035 we could:

  • End child homelessness,
  • Halve overcrowding,
  • Provide the security of a social home for one million more people,
  • Ensure a warm and decent home for seven million more families,
  • Improve affordability, and;
  • Boost productivity by ensuring that every region has the homes it needs to grow.

If you’d like to know more about the NHF’s #PlanForHousing, including the wider benefits to the economy, communities and health and wellbeing visit: https://www.housing.org.uk/our-work/a-long-term-plan-for-housing/