Section: Social Housing

Shelter publishes its final report of its commission on the future of social housing

Posted 08.01.19
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Shelter's social housing commission has launched a landmark report calling for an ambitious 3.1 million new homes across the country, extending the offer of social housing to many more people.

After the Grenfell Tower fire, the charity brought together 16 independent commissioners with diverse backgrounds from across the political spectrum to examine the housing crisis in England as it exists today.

Among others they include, Ed Miliband MP, Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, Baroness Doreen Lawrence, TV architect George Clarke, Lord Jim O'Neill and Grenfell survivor Ed Daffarn.

The report, Building for our future: a vision for social housing, recommends the government invests in a major 20-year housebuilding programme, which would offer a social home to millions who fail to qualify under the current system.

The report also calls for a new Ofsted-style consumer regulator?to protect residents and to enforce common standards?across social and private renting.


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Reporting on January 2019

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