Aims to rebalance the relationship between residents and landlords, tackle stigma and ensure that social housing can be both a stable base that supports people when they need it and support social mobility.
Residents across the country were asked for their views on social housing; almost 1,000 tenants shared their views with ministers at 14 events across the country, with over 7,000 submitting their opinions, issues and concerns online.
The consultation launched today, with this green paper, gives everyone the opportunity to submit views on proposals for the future of social housing and will run until 6 November 2018.
The green paper sets out 5 core themes:
Tackling stigma and celebrating thriving communities
Expanding supply and supporting home ownership
Effective resolution of complaints
Empowering residents and strengthening the regulator
Ensuring homes are safe and decent
Secretary of State for Communities, Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, said:
Providing quality and fair social housing is a priority for this government.
Our green paper offers a landmark opportunity for major reform to improve fairness, quality and safety to residents living in social housing across the country.
Regardless of whether you own your home or rent in the social sector, residents deserve security, dignity and the opportunities to build a better life.
With 4 million households living in social housing and this projected to rise annually, it’s crucial that we tackle the issues facing both residents and landlords in social housing.