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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, special reports and government responses

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3rd Report: Building more social housing
Inquiry Long-term delivery of social and affordable rented housing
HC 173
Report
Response to this report
Building more social housing: Government response to the Select Committee Report
Government Response

Oral evidence transcripts

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8 June 2020
Inquiry Long-term delivery of social and affordable rented housing
Oral Evidence
9 March 2020
Inquiry Long-term delivery of social and affordable rented housing
Oral Evidence
Tom Copley (Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development at Mayor of London) (DSH0028)
Maureen Corcoran (DSH0027)
National Housing Federation (DSH0026)

Contact us

Please note that the contact details below are for the Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee

  • Email: luhccom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 4146 (general enquiries) | 020 7219 7556 (media inquiries)
  • Address: Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA