CIEH welcomes Government affordable housing expansion
Publication Date: 5th January 2017
Following the Government’s announcement to expand their affordable
housing programme, Tony Lewis, Head of Policy at CIEH, said:
“People have become increasingly reliant on the private rented
sector for housing and many because they have nowhere else to turn to. The
Government’s announcement to expand the affordable housing programme will help
relieve some of the pressure on the private rented sector, giving people more
opportunities to own their home.
“If this scheme is to be a success, however, affordable housing
must be genuinely affordable and has to be prioritised for those most in need.
We cannot have a situation where the private rented sector is allowed to
increase through the back door.”
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Government announcement: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-money-for-affordable-homes-released
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