Homeless Link welcomes appointment of new housing and planning minister

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 - 11:33am

Brandon Lewis has been appointed housing and planning minister following the latest government reshuffle. 

Photograph: ITN
Photograph: ITN

Rick Henderson, Chief Executive of Homeless Link, said:

 “The appointment of Brandon Lewis as housing and planning minister is welcome and we looking forward to working with him. It is encouraging that both portfolios will once again be represented at minister of state level.

“Our members have long been calling for an increase in the housing stock and access to genuinely affordable homes. We hope that the combining of planning and housing into one role will lead to better policy that ensures those in the greatest need are supported into long-term accommodation.  

“We encourage Mr Lewis to use his new position to prioritise ending homelessness for good and call for the commitment and ambition to do so.”

More information about the new housing and planning minister can be found here.

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Stephen Holland

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