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Welfare Reform on the Web (August 2004): Social Housing - UK

THE ROLE AND EFFECTIVENESS OF THE HOUSING CORPORATION

Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee

London: TSO, 2004 (House of Commons papers, session 2003/04; HC 401)

The shortage of affordable housing has been the subject of a number of recent reports. In this paper, the Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee scrutinises the Housing Corporation - the major public funder of new social housing. It looks at the Corporation's effectiveness in managing housing associations, its investment priorities, its relationship with other agencies, its integration with other local, regional and national policies, and the its future role. The Committee expresses concern about the trend of building poor quality housing to boost supply, which it believes will create problems in the future. It also advocates developing a closer relationship between the Housing Corporation and Regional Housing Boards, and recommends that the government clarify the roles of different agencies, to prevent duplication of work.

WHAT IS SUPPORTING PEOPLE?

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

London: 2004

The Supporting People Programme provides housing-related support services to over 1.2 million vulnerable people and is delivered locally by 150 administering authorities. Document provides further information on the programme.

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