Ministerial role

Minister of State for Housing


The minister is responsible for:

  • Supporting the Housing Secretary on housing supply policy and delivery
  • Housing financing streams
  • Home ownership policy
  • Planning policy and casework oversight
  • Homes England sponsorship and performance
  • Building safety and regulations (including government response to the Hackitt review)
  • Land assembly and release, and Public Sector Land and Digital Land
  • Help to Buy
  • Quality and design
  • Grenfell recovery programme
  • Social Housing Green Paper

Current role holder: Kit Malthouse MP

Kit Malthouse was appointed Minister of State for Housing on 9 July 2018.

He was previously Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Family Support, Housing and Child Maintenance at the Department of Work and Pensions from 9 January 2018 to 9 July 2018. He was elected as Conservative MP for North West Hampshire in May 2015.


Kit attended Sudley County Primary school and then Liverpool College before studying Politics and Economics at Newcastle University.

Political career

Kit was a councillor on Westminster Council from 1998 to 2006.

He was a member of the London Assembly from 2008 to 2016. He served as Deputy Mayor for Policing 2008 to 2012 and Deputy Mayor for Business and Enterprise from 2012 to 2015.

Career outside politics

Kit is a chartered accountant, founding a midlands-based finance company, which he now chairs.

Personal life

Kit is married with 3 children.

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon Dominic Raab MP

    • 2018 to 2018


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  1. Housing Market Intelligence conference 2018

    • Speech
  2. RESI Conference 2018

    • Speech
  3. More than 420,000 people get on the housing ladder with Help to Buy

    • News story
  4. Social housing green paper: a ‘new deal’ for social housing

    • News story
  5. All supported housing funding to be retained in welfare system

    • Press release
  6. Housing Minister champions design on visit to Medway

    • Press release
  7. Appointment of Kit Malthouse MP as Minister of State for Housing

    • Government response
  8. CIH Housing 2018

    • Speech
  9. New powers for councils to deliver homes for local families

    • Press release
  10. New plans to keep Kent moving during Channel disruption

    • News story