Is the fact that social housing is only 17.5% of Northampton’s housing … The reason most politicians don’t give a shit about it?

Is the fact that social housing is only 17.5% of Northampton’s housing  … The reason most politicians don’t give a shit about it?

Northampton housing stock as a percentage

Northampton social housing 17.5 as percentage of all Dwellings

I live in Delapre and Briar Hill Ward (Northampton) 44% of the Ward lives in a rented property (23% rent private and 21% are social tenants) meaning 56% of the Ward lives in their own home (Owned: Outright or with a Mortgage or Loan)

percentage in the ward

Delapre and Briar Hill Ward as a perentage

Delapre and Briar Hill Social rented housing in 2011

And don’t forget what we (Northampton DCH) have always said Council Rents ARE lower than Registered Social Landlords (i.e. Housing Associations)

rents LAD V RSL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note that the rents above are for 2005

Council Tenants have been hit with above inflation increases for years

2005 rent to 2015 rent

These increases are partly down to longstanding government policy and partly down to an abrupt change in the rent-setting formula. Until 2015, social rents in England can rise by RPI inflation plus 0.5 per cent plus an extra £2 a week for those landlords who are not yet charging target rents.

It would seem that Northampton tenants have Ms Keeble to thank in part for this?

REWIND to 2001

The then Minister for Housing, Sally Keeble, outlined the rationale behind rent restructuring in an adjournment debate in December 2001 stating our policy on rent restructuring is part of the Government’s wider housing agenda. The aim is to close the gap between rents in different sorts of social housing

Detail can be found at

rent_ setting

 

 

 

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