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Long-term delivery of social and affordable rented housing

Inquiry

The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee has re-launched its inquiry to examine the long-term delivery of social and affordable rented housing. 

The Government has set a target of delivering 300,000 new homes per year by the mid-2020s. However, current expectations mean that as little as 3% of this target could be social homes built by local authorities. Housing charity Shelter has warned that over 3 million new social home would need to be built over a 20 year period to address social housing need. Amounting to 150,000 new social homes per year this is significantly higher than the Government’s current plans. 

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

The Committee will also look at the challenges facing different areas of the country and consider what lessons can be learnt from successful schemes in other countries.

Evidence received for the inquiry in the previous Parliament can be found here.

Reports and government responses

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3rd Report: Building more social housing
Inquiry Long-term delivery of social and affordable rented housing
Committees Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee
Government Response
Building more social housing: Government response to the Select Committee Report
HC 173
Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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8 June 2020
Inquiry Long-term delivery of social and affordable rented housing
Committees Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee
Oral Evidence
9 March 2020
Inquiry Long-term delivery of social and affordable rented housing
Committees Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee
Oral Evidence
Witnesses Tom Copley (Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development at Mayor of London)
Committees Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee
Written Evidence
Witnesses Maureen Corcoran
Committees Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee
Written Evidence
Witnesses National Housing Federation
Committees Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee
Written Evidence

Contact us

To contact the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, please telephone 030 3444 0000, or use the Ministry's online contact form at https://forms.communities.gov.uk/

  • Email: hclgcom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: General inquiries: 020 7219 5364 Media inquiries: 020 7219 8430 / 07834 172099
  • Address: Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA