Social housing - Levelling Up Committee hears from local authority & housing organisations
3 March 2022
On Wednesday from 10am, the Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (LUHC) Committee will hold the latest oral evidence session for its inquiry into the regulation of social housing in England. The LUHC Committee will hear from witnesses representing tenants, finance sectors, and housing organisations. Full witness details included below.
- Watch Parliament TV: The Regulation of Social Housing
- Inquiry: The Regulation of Social Housing
- Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee
Social housing is housing let at below-market rates by housing associations, local authorities and other providers.
The first panel of the evidence session will focus on tenant engagement and empowerment, the stigmatisation of social housing tenants and accusations of racism within the sector. The second panel will consider the condition and energy efficiency of the social housing stock and the regime for regulating the consumer standards, including the effectiveness of the Decent Homes Standard.
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.
Wednesday 9 March
- Aman Dalvi, Chair, Newlon Housing Trust and Aspire Housing
- Jenny Osbourne, Chief Executive, TPAS
- Dr Amanze Ejiogu, Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance, Newcastle University Business School
- James Prestwich, Director of Policy and External Affairs, Chartered Institute of Housing
- Helen Garrett, National Housing Data and Insights Lead, BRE Group
- Tarun Bhakta, Policy Officer, Shelter
Evidence sessions so far for this inquiry
On Monday 7th February, the LUHC Committee held an evidence session with witnesses representing local authority and housing organisations. On Monday 17th January, the LUHC Committee held the first evidence hearing for this inquiry, hearing from witnesses representing tenant groups and private registered providers of social housing.