Our response to the Independent Review of Affordable Housing Supply recommendations

01/05/2019

We called for a review on the supply of affordable housing in November 2017 to enable housing associations in Wales to meet their full potential, and achieve our sector ambition for a Wales where good housing is a basic right for all.

 

The independent panel for the Review of Affordable Housing Supply has today presented their recommendations to Welsh Government here. A full briefing is also available here

 

Our response is below.

  

Stuart Ropke, Chief Executive at Community Housing Cymru said:

 

“Housing associations have an ambition to build a Wales where good housing is a basic right for all, and we called for this review of affordable housing supply after launching that vision in November 2017. 

 

Wales faces many challenges including tackling climate change, supporting an ageing population and building enough homes across the nation, and we were clear that a step change in the way we build homes was required to meet those challenges.

 

We very much support the independent panel’s recognition that Welsh Government need to invest more resources so that we can build the affordable social housing needed to meet the scale of the housing crisis in Wales.

 

The panel have worked hard over the last twelve months, and we thank them for their detailed recommendations which have laid down some challenges on rent policy, grant and standards amongst other areas.

 

We look forward to working with Welsh Government, local authorities and other partners to put a framework in place that delivers more of the right types of homes, which are affordable and fit for the future.”