February 25, 2009
Briefing on Govt. Housing Policy
The funding of Regeneration through planning gain from private development is a busted flush for the foreseeable future. Current Govt housing policy does not recognise the potential of locally owned housing associations as powerful regeneration vehicles. Excellent briefing from voluntary housing agency EVH
Housing Committee Member Briefing
“Investing in Affordable Housing”: A quick guide for committee members
EVH’s topical briefing notes on the Scottish Government’s consultation document, “Investing in Affordable Housing”.
In future, the Government is proposing that funding should be directed to a much smaller number of “Lead Developers” who would build new houses for themselves and for other housing associations. In the short term, groupings of housing associations (“consortia”) and single housing associations would also be able to take part in regional competitions for funding.