Share your views on housing
The government is currently consulting on major changes to the social housing sector which will affect you! Following the tragic events at Grenfell Tower last year and several months of conversations with residents up and down the country, the government have published a housing ‘green paper’.
A green paper is the first step towards legislation, seeking the views of interested groups and the general public on government policy.
This green paper covers a number of topics, including: solving the housing crisis (increasing the supply and quality of homes), removing the stigma many people feel about being a social housing tenant, making it easier for tenants to understand how their landlord is performing, and supporting tenants in making complaints when things go wrong. The paper sets out ideas for dealing with these issues and also invites further suggestions.
We welcome this opportunity to improve the relationship we have with our tenants and ensure government understands the issues clearly. We’ll be sending a full response to the government’s proposals. Watford Community Housing and the Gateway Membership Team want to hear your views to help us respond.
You can respond personally to the green paper here: www.gov.uk/government/consultations/a-new-deal-for-social-housing. Alternatively, you can email the Gateway Membership Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to our communities team on 01923 209183.