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13 December 2018

CHC responds to appointment of Minister for Housing and Local Government

The new First Minister for Wales, Mark Drakeford has today announced his cabinet.

Stuart Ropke, Chief Executive at Community Housing Cymru said:

“We welcome the appointment of Julie James to position of Minister for Housing and Local Government.

The elevation of housing to the cabinet table is a timely reminder of the importance of good housing to the future prosperity of Wales.

The ongoing Review of Affordable Housing presents a huge opportunity for the Minister and her Deputy, Hannah Blythyn, to create a long term policy environment which allows housing associations to continue building the homes Wales needs.

We look forward to meeting with the new Ministerial team and working with them towards our vision of a Wales where good housing is a basic right for all.”