The government has made a clear commitment to the regeneration and the levelling up agenda, with the newly formed Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC). Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Michael Gove MP outlined the ‘four pillars’ of levelling up in his party conference speech:
As anchors and placemakers in their communities, housing associations are positioned to deliver against these four pillars and can play a key role in the levelling up agenda. We are working with our members, the government and other stakeholders to ensure that housing associations play a full part in the government's levelling up agenda.
Housing associations are at the heart of local economic development. With access to appropriate funding, housing associations can deliver much-needed regeneration and employment support where it is most needed. We will continue to influence national policy and future funding developments including the Levelling Up White Paper and the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, to ensure that housing sits at the heart of the levelling up agenda, consulting with our members throughout the process.
Our work is taking forward the recommendations from the Great Places Commission, making the case for housing associations as key players in regeneration and building thriving communities.
Find out more about our Great Places report, exploring what makes a place great to live in, and how housing associations can contribute.Find out more
Find out more about our Great Places report, exploring what makes a place great to live in, and how housing associations can contribute.