The Government published a social housing green paper today (August 14) which it hopes will provide more stability for tenants, rebalance relationships between residents and landlords and tackle stigma surrounding social housing. Included in the green paper is a pledge to introduce new shared ownership schemes that will allow residents to buy 1% of their homes each year. New powers will also be given to the regulator of social housing to intervene in cases of poor quality housing. The paper also says that by rewarding the best neighbourhoods by funding events like street parties could ensure community pride is both encouraged and celebrated. 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 … (To read the full article, subscribe below)

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