Background

In November 2017, Community Housing Cymru called for a review of affordable housing policy in Wales to enable housing to achieve its full potential. The review is a unique opportunity for housing associations in Wales to achieve our 20 year Housing Horizons vision, which includes a commitment to double the sector’s delivery rate by building 75,000 new homes and creating 150,000 jobs by 2036.

Ten years ago, the Essex Review of Affordable Housing in Wales laid the foundation for a housing association sector which has delivered more than 20,000 homes over the last decade. Today, housing is firmly established as a priority in Welsh Government’s Prosperity for All strategy. However, CHC wants to see even more ambition, improved partnership working and recognition that affordable housing is the key to prosperity so that housing associations can do even more to tackle Wales’ housing crisis and add value to communities across Wales.

A podcast interview with Lynn Pamment, Chair of the review is available here.