The Communities Secretary has launched the Social Housing Green Paper which will help ensure everyone has a safe, decent place to live and help as many people as possible onto the housing ladder.
Our ‘new deal’ for social housing residents aims to rebalance the relationship between tenants and landlords, tackle stigma and ensure that social housing can be both a safety net and springboard into home ownership.
- The Green Paper aims to start a national discussion to collect views on how to improve social housing, based around five core principles: a safe and decent home, swift and effective resolution, empowering residents, tackling stigma and celebrating thriving communities and building the social homes that we need.
- The proposals will empower residents to hold their landlords to account and give them the support they need to seek redress when things go wrong. A tougher regulator will help drive up standards and ensure social homes are well managed and quality places to live.
Why this matters: Providing high quality and well managed social housing is a core priority for this government. Our Green Paper offers a landmark opportunity for major reform to improve fairness, quality and safety for residents living in social housing across the country.