Housing and welfare policy need to be joined up

  The rent settlement is good news, but ministers need to ensure welfare caps don’t push up homelessness and prove to be a false economy, writes Paul Hackett (source: InsideHousing). Amid the various mishaps at the Conservative Party conference, there were two monumental announcements for housing associations and local authorities. First, the …

MIPIM UK: Optivo boss hails PM’s summit an ‘important milestone’

  G15 chairman and Optivo chief executive Paul Hackett heralded the prime minister’s house building summit yesterday as an “important milestone” for housing associations during a panel debate at MIPIM UK in London. Article courtesy of PropertyWeek.com. Speaking on The expanding role of housing associations in housing delivery panel, Hackett …

Affordable housing targets can be met

The extent of the housing crisis in London requires innovative thinking and new partnerships. That is why I welcome the deal struck between the Mayor and Catalyst Housing Association to deliver affordable homes for first-time buyers on the former Webbs Industrial Estate in Waltham Forest …