Corporation urged to raise its game

    The Housing Corporation has “lost its vision” and there is
    confusion over which agency is responsible for social housing, a
    new government report reveals.

    The eighth report on the effectiveness of the organisation, from a
    committee of MPs and peers, says it should stop being a “passive
    delivery agency for the government housing programmes” and should
    be “a champion of social housing.”

    The report follows last week’s revelation in Community
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    that some housing associations, which are funded and
    regulated by the Housing Corporation, are “covertly excluding some
    vulnerable groups” as part of their policies.

    The report calls on the corporation to “enhance its role in
    developing national housing policy and disseminate good
    practice”.

    – Report from
    www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200304/cmselect/cmodpm/401/40102.htm

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