Shelter Response To Government Social Housing Announcement

Shelter UK

Shelter UK

  • Today the Prime Minister has announced £2bn for housing associations who enter strategic partnerships with Homes England from 2022 to 2028/9.
  • This is pre-announcing funding for the next Spending Review period. It is not extra homes or extra funding now.

Polly Neate, Shelter CEO, said: “There are over a million households on social housing waiting lists, and yet last year we built the lowest number of social homes at any point since the Second World War.

“This is why it’s good to see the Prime Minister today indicating the government is starting to get serious about correcting this historic failure.

“This must be the start and not the end. What we need now is more social homes actually being built as well as a big shift in attitude to start viewing social housing as a right for hard pressed families across the country.”