Almshouse housing director, charity board member and housing association board member.
Comment on: Lewis pledges a million homes by 2020
Of course if the target is missed it will all be the fault of HA's. Once again the Government sets the aspiration and sets up other to take the blame when it fails. One thing we can be certain of though, the proportion of truly social homes within the extra 200,000 will be minimal.
Comment on: In a guardian time
Great article Colin. Your final point about HA's bring management in house could be expanded in that those in development consortiums could set up a properly run scheme hat has housing and fairness at its heart.
Comment on: Cameron: 'Public' associations must improve
I have to agree with James. Its not ignorance,. the Government's actions are very deliberate and they know what they're doing. I do agree with Steve about HMG's contempt of the sector though.
Comment on: Council home sell-off impact revealed
No doubt when this doesn't yield sufficient sales or LA's run out of 'high value' properties, the definition of high value will be shifted.
Comment on: Living Wage forces association crisis talks
It would be interesting to see future LA contracts could include the same clause as SERCO and G4S enjoy whereby their contract price increases if their costs rise due to Government action.
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