Response - Understanding Housing Markets (NHPAU)

By: Daniel Lindsay  Published: May 2010


Shelter believes that the delivery of affordable housing should be a high priority for all local authorities and recognises that the focus for housing delivery is increasingly turning to local delivery and accountability in meeting housing needs.

Summary

This consultation response draws on Shelter's experience of using SHMAs to assess the extent to which local authorities are meeting the locally identified need for affordable homes. This most recently includes the development of Shelter's Housing League Table which compared the relative performance of all English local authorities in relation to the supply of affordable homes. The league table raised a number of issues concerning the transparency of the available data.

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