Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Housing and Homelessness)

Responsibilities

The minister is responsible for:

  • Homelessness and rough sleeping
  • Private rented sector
  • Housing Ombudsman and redress
  • Leasehold reform
  • Voluntary right to buy
  • Reform of the home buying process
  • Supported housing
  • Domestic abuse and refuges
  • Minister for Secondary Legislation
  • Member of the Ministerial Covenant and Veterans Board

Current role holder: Heather Wheeler MP

Heather Wheeler was appointed as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on 9 January 2018.

She was a Junior Lord of the Treasury (Government Whip) from 15 June 2017 to 8 January 2018.

She was Assistant Government Whip from 17 July 2016 to 15 June 2017. She was elected Conservative MP for South Derbyshire in May 2010.

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  1. New boost to rogue landlord crackdown

    • Press release
  2. New crackdown on rogue agents to protect renters and leasehold homeowners

    • Press release
  3. £215 million boost for council homelessness services

    • Press release
  4. Crackdown on private landlords renting overcrowded and dangerous homes

    • Press release
  5. Hospitals, prisons and Jobcentres to refer people at risk of homelessness

    • Press release
  6. New tougher electrical safety standards to protect private tenants

    • Press release
  7. Giving young people the vote of confidence by celebrating World War One's inspirational women

    • Press release
  8. New government backed advisory panel commits to help eradicate rough sleeping

    • Press release