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Affordable housing in Wales: an independent report to the Minister for Housing

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In October 2007, the Deputy Minister for Housing established a Task and Finish Group to explore the barriers and opportunities presented by the Assembly Government's priority to deliver significantly more affordable homes in Wales by 2011 in the context of the 'One Wales' agenda. The Group produced a Final Report and Summary in June 2008.

The Task and Finish Group were asked to consider a broad range of issues including:

  • how housing associations could be helped to build more homes;
  • the opportunities to attract more investment into housing in Wales;
  • how environmental standards of housing could be improved; and
  • how the Making the Connections agenda could help improve delivery of affordable housing.

The Group met or received evidence from over 70 organisations or individuals. Over 100 people also contributed through workshops or conferences.  

The final report, produced in June 2008, contains advice and over 40 suggestions for change for the Welsh Assembly Government, local authorities and housing associations. The Minister will now consider the Group's Report and respond in due course.

This is a pre publication version of the Report.  The printed version will be available shortly.