The Government launches its consultation on social housing reforms in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower Tragedy

Following on from the Grenfell Tower Tragedy, the Government has set out its proposals for a reform of social housing. These are contained in its Green Paper entitled, ‘A New Deal for Social Housing.’

The reforms are underpinned by 5 main principles:

1) The idea that a safe and decent home is fundamental to a sense of security and the ability to get on in life;
2) The importance of speeding up how complaints are dealt with;
3) The need to empower residents and hold landlords to account;
4) The need to challenge stereotyping in relation to social housing tenants and their communities; and
5) The need to build adequate and sufficient social housing which can act as a springboard to home ownership.

The Green Paper can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/social-housing-green-paper-a-new-deal-for-social-housing

The Consultation will run from 14 August 2018 until 6 November 2018.

Residents, landlords, tenant engagement organisations and housing charities can take part by submitting their responses to: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/A_new_deal_for_social_housing