Regional housing groups team up to call for housing to be front and centre during general election

Homes for the South West, Homes for the North and the G15 have today teamed up to call for housing to be pushed higher up the agenda during the General Election.

As Homes for the South West launches its own General Election manifesto, the Chairs of the three campaigning groups have come together to show their support for a regional approach to housing investment and set out a common vision to deliver the homes needed for a prosperous UK. The Homes for the South West manifesto calls for a long-term commitment to public investment in social housing. They want the new Government to give certainty over grant funding to allow housing associations to continue to build the homes that the UK needs.

Read the Homes for the South West Election Manifesto 2019

Homes for the South West Chair, Victor da Cunha said:

“We’re delighted to partner with Homes for the North and the G15 in the run up to the General Election. Collectively, we are calling on all political parties and candidates to pledge their support for more Government investment for social and affordable homes.

Housing associations are key partners in solving the housing crisis and we hope that the new Government will recognise this by adopting long-term, well-informed thinking when it comes to housing, so that we can build the right homes in the right places.”

Carol Matthews, Chair of Homes for the North said:

“Housing is essential national infrastructure and an important enabler of growth. In order to unlock this growth and drive prosperity, we need to see more homes in every region. We want political parties to recognise this, and to commit to doing more to deliver homes across the country.”

Helen Evans, Chair of the G15 said:

“We’ve been leading calls in London for more Government grant funding to combat the capital’s housing crisis. But this is not just an issue in London. Each region faces its own unique pressures, but we’re united in our need for long-term funding certainty so that we can build the homes that will best serve our communities.”