Response to the Labour Party’s announcement of a social housing policy review

David Orr, Chief Executive at the National Housing Federation, says:

“We welcome Labour’s announcement of a comprehensive review into social housing policy and share the ambition to ensure everyone has a great quality home that they can afford.

“It is important that politicians from across the spectrum are committed to reconnecting with the purpose of social housing and with those who need genuinely affordable housing.

“Tenants are at the heart of social housing and the communities that housing associations invest in. It is absolutely right that their voices are heard.

“But while work on this review is underway, there are things we can and must do right now – like reallocating the unspent £1.1bn of Starter Homes investment in a new generation of high quality homes for social rent.”