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Working together to help solve the housing crisis

Posted on 28 June 2018

We are privileged to be involved in a programme presented by national newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky which premiered at the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) conference in Manchester this week. 

Solving the Housing Crisis?’ created by the CIH and ITN Productions examines the contribution social housing makes to our society, and what the Government can do to support people in need of a home.

Speaking in an exclusive interview, Chief Executive of the CIH, Terrie Alafat CBE said: "Can we really call ourselves a civilised society if we are not providing affordable homes for people who need them?".

She said: "Housing associations play a huge role in delivering other priorities that this country has, in terms of improving health, in terms of economic recovery, in terms of helping people get into jobs, there is a whole range of other things that they do. It is not just housing associations, it is local authorities as well and we have been pushing government for quite a long time to enable local authorities to begin to build houses again in the way they did back in the 60s and 70s."

The launch of the programme coincided with Housing 2018, CIH’s annual conference in Manchester, where speakers including Housing Minister Dominic Raab addressed hundreds of housing professionals.