I am with IDS in this. If Housing Associations are not stopped with these schemes they will end up building very little social homes and lots of market rent and affordable rent. Housing Association should be forced to remain strictly as social landlords. The moment you give Housing Associations the licence to build for amrket rent and sales - do you think it will stop there? They will never stop until social housing will be for them just an excuse to get government funding to support their more market oriented activities. It's so much cooler than building social homes, these days... If you want to really defend social housing, you must fight for social landlords to remain nothing more than social landlords and have other organizations do the so called market and so called affordable rent new building programs.