Bjorn Howard responds to Boris Johnson's speech on economic recovery

Bjorn Howard, Group CEO, said:

“The investment in delivering more affordable homes highlighted by the Prime Minister today will be welcomed by some of those currently priced out of ownership or in the private rental market.

“The impact of COVID-19 has made it even more critical that the government and the housing sector collaborate to meet the challenges we face. Together we must increase the number and variety of homes we provide – through affordable and social rent, alternative ownership models like shared ownership and working directly with communities through community land trusts – and it’s encouraging to see that Mr Johnson recognises this.

“We’re at a tipping point now as housing development across the country gradually kicks back into gear. We’re keen to see more detail on the government’s proposals so we can better understand the part we and other housing associations have to play in building the quality homes that people need in the places they want to live.”

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