Homeless Link responds to social housing green paper

Tuesday, 14 August 2018 - 1:35pm

The Government published its social housing green paper on Tuesday 14 August 2018. 

Rick Henderson, Chief Executive of Homeless Link, said:

“While we welcome the focus that today’s green paper gives to improving social housing in this country, we are disappointed to see that there is no new money promised to build more homes. We had hoped that the Government would have been more ambitious in taking urgent action to tackle the chronic undersupply of genuinely affordable housing and the many more homes that need to be built to meet the demand.

“Yesterday, along with our members, Homeless Link welcomed the Government’s new rough sleeping strategy but warned that without also focusing on the structural causes of homelessness like the lack of low-cost homes the problem would never be fully solved. Without addressing this the Government will struggle to deliver its promise to end rough sleeping by 2027.”

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Helen Harrison

Communications manager

Helen is the communications manager at Homeless Link. Helen is currently covering Louise Weaver's maternity leave.

Telephone: 0207 840 4427
Email: Helen.harrison@homelesslink.org.uk