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Rebecca Evans AM

Rebecca Evans AM
Minister for Housing and Regeneration.

Rebecca Evans was first elected to the National Assembly for Wales in May 2011 to represent the Mid and West Wales region. In 2016 she became Assembly Member for Gower.

Rebecca received a degree in History from the University of Leeds and attended Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge, where she received a Master of Philosophy Degree. Before being elected, Rebecca worked in the third sector.

Rebecca has served on the National Assembly for Wales' Environment and Sustainable Development Committee and its Common Agricultural Policy Task and Finish Group. She has also served on the Health and Social Care Committee, and the Children, Young People and Education Committee.

In 2014 Rebecca was appointed Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, and in May 2016 she became Minister for Social Services and Public Health. Rebecca was appointed Minister for Housing and Regeneration on 3 November 2017.

Rebecca’s wider political interests include equalities, welfare reform, tackling poverty, and rural affairs.

Rebecca lives in Gower with her husband, and is a keen Welsh learner.  

Minister's Responsibilities

  • The housing and housing-related activities of Local Authorities and housing associations, including housing management and the allocation of social and affordable housing
  • Supply and quality of market, social and affordable housing
  • Homelessness and housing advice
  • Matters relating to housing provided by the private rented sector, including regulation of registered social landlords
  • Aids and adaptations, including Disabled Facilities Grants and Physical Adaptation Grants
  • The provision of housing-related support (but not the payment of Housing Benefit)
  • The regulation of commercial tenancies let by Local Authorities
  • Regeneration, including Strategic Regeneration Areas; legacy regeneration; and provision of sites and premises, derelict land and environmental improvements relating to regeneration
  • Welfare Reform
  • Financial inclusion, including credit unions