Election response

PlaceShapers chair Sinéad Butters said: “Nothing has changed for housing.  All the challenges of yesterday are still here today.  We need certainty and a dialogue with policy makers to resolve things that are patently not working and a new housing minister who understands the issues and the contribution housing associations like our members make. We need to build more affordable and social rented homes, sort out funding for supported housing and address the inequalities posed by the Local Housing Allowance.

“New homes are key to solving the housing crisis and we commit to being a key delivery partner in this. We already plan to deliver tens of thousands of new homes of all tenures and will embrace the challenge to step up and use our local knowledge and connections to drive development of homes that respond to local needs.

“An urgent priority must be to resolve the funding structure for supported housing to safeguard the homes of the vulnerable and elderly.   Unless this clarity is given, more supported schemes will be forced to close. This has a devastating impact on lives and adds to public expenditure in the long run.

“Proposed measures to reduce housing support for under 35s need to be re-assessed.  If these come into effect as previously planned, more young people will become homeless, again with a devastating impact on lives and adding to expenditure.

“Meanwhile, it's business as usual for our network of more than 100 community focused housing associations. Housing associations are in it for the long term. We build homes and lives and will continue to do all we can in partnership with the new Government, regional and local partners." 

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