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Local authority and housing organisations questioned on the Regulation of Social Housing

3 February 2022

The Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee holds the latest oral evidence session for its inquiry into the regulation of social housing in England.


Monday 7 February 2022

At 4.00pm

  • Chloe Fletcher, Policy Director, National Federation of ALMOs
  • Councillor David Renard, Local Government Association
  • Nick Murphy, Chief Executive Officer, Nottingham City Homes

At 4.45pm

  • Kate Henderson, Chief Executive, National Housing Federation
  • Matthew Walker, Chair, PlaceShapers
  • Karen Brown, Senior Policy Adviser, Northern Housing Consortium

Social housing is housing let at below-market rates by housing associations, local authorities and other providers.

The evidence session on Monday is likely to focus on questions around the condition of social housing, tenant engagement, financial pressures on housing providers, and the roles of the Housing Ombudsman and Regulator of Social Housing.

The LUHC’s Committee’s inquiry is focussing on the reasons for the poor quality of some social housing and on the effectiveness of the Housing Ombudsman and Regulator of Social Housing.

The LUHC’s inquiry is examining concerns about the quality of social housing, with a focus on the ability of the Regulator of Social Housing and the Housing Ombudsman to identify and address problems. The inquiry is also focussing on the proposals in the Government’s social housing White Paper aimed at improving the regulatory regime.

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