Consultation outcome

A fairer future for social housing

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Detail of outcome

This document summarises responses to the consultation paper, ‘Local decisions: a fairer future for social housing’, and indicates the government’s intentions on next steps in the reform of social housing.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from 22 November 2010 12:00am to
17 January 2011 11:45pm

Summary

This document sets out the government’s plans for radical reform to the social housing system.

Documents

Local decisions: a fairer future for social housing

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Local decisions: a fairer future for social housing - summary

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Consultation description

This document sets out the government’s plans for radical reform to the social housing system. It includes changes on:

  • tenure
  • management of waiting lists
  • homelessness duty

It also covers the introduction of a new ‘affordable rent’ tenancy and changes to the system of council housing finance. It includes measures to improve mobility, tackle overcrowding and under-occupation. The reforms will ensure that social landlords can make better use of social housing and target support where it is needed most.