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Statement on housing association investments

Published: Thursday, 16th November 2017

Cllr Simon Dudley, leader of the council, has welcomed this morning's announcement from the Department for Communities and Local Government on housing associations.

He said: “We welcome today’s announcement from the Communities Secretary Sajid Javid to put housing associations in a position to be able to invest further into housing that meets the needs of those who are struggling to find a place to call home.

“We are building a borough for everyone and alongside our 30 percent commitment to including affordable housing in all council-owned regeneration sites we will support housing associations who wish to take advantage of this new opportunity to invest further in the Royal Borough.

“We also note the Department for Communities and Local Government is taking action against 15 local authorities for failing to act which serves as a reminder of the vital role councils just like us need to play in supporting residents into a home that’s right for them.”

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