Local Councils: Routes to Building Homes14 January 2016
The launch of The Housing Forum's new strategic work stream in 2016 began as local authorities, house builders and the full supply chain assess the expanding market for new forms of home ownership. With demand for housing increasing and pressure for more developable land, local authorities, house builders and developers need to work effectively and together to deliver homes. Opportunities are opening up for councils to become more self-sufficient, creating additional income streams through market rent and for sale homes. Understanding their communities so well, local councils can add to the range and affordability of homes where they are most needed.
More Homes, Better Homes requires the full involvement of the housing supply chain and this strategic work stream begins with an assessment of how pro-active councils in Birmingham, Cherwell and Manchester have been delivering. L&G set out their investment model which supports the wider housing market at a local level and stimulates the growth of a new private rented sector offer.
Summaries of results and lessons and the master presentation can be downloaded from our website.