Housing: Social Homes for Rent - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:46 pm on 11th February 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Berridge Baroness Berridge Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) 2:46 pm, 11th February 2020

Both councils and housing associations can bid to the affordable homes programme for that money. Housing associations now have the benefit of a 10-year secure, £2 billion-worth of funding; they have never had that, under any Government. They should be able to plan to deliver the homes that we need. We recognise that, particularly for those at risk of being homeless and for particular families, we need to increase the number of homes available for social rent. We want to see a new generation of council housing, built both by housing associations and by local councils.