Friday, 13 January 2012

Labour government's social housing standards target not met

BBC reports that "The Welsh government will not meet its own 10-year target for improving the quality of social housing this year, according to a new report." There were doubts among the professionals at the time that the Welsh Housing Quality Standard was set as to whether the time-scale was realistic. It became - maybe it was always the intention to be - a stick with which the Labour/Plaid government beat councils into organising the sale of their housing stock.

I understand that Kirsty Williams is in discussions with the present Labour administration in Cardiff over a mortgage guarantee scheme which would help younger couples into house ownership. If it comes off, it should assist in releasing more flats and houses available to rent.

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