G15 statement on the Social Housing Green Paper

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government published its much-anticipated Social Housing Green Paper on Tuesday 14 August 2018. It sets out the government’s proposals for the future of social housing in England and will be the subject of consultation until 6 November 2018. Commenting on the Green Paper, Paul Hackett, chair of the G15 …

First Dibs for Londoners

Paul Hackett, Chair of the g15, appeared on ITV London News on Monday (5 February) to discuss The Mayor of London’s announcement around offering Londoners ‘first dibs’ on new homes. …

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 …

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 …