Chief Executive Karen Mayhew's view on the government deciding against making the 'Pay to Stay' policy compulsory
The government has gone against plans to force local authorities and housing associations to charge higher-income tenants rents of up to market rates.
Karen Mayhew, Chief Executive at Havebury Housing Partnership, said: “The Government has recently announced its’ decision that the ‘Pay to Stay’ policy will no longer be mandatory for local authorities or housing associations.”
“Havebury is delighted to see that the Government has taken the views from tenants, local authorities and housing associations into careful consideration, and welcomes the decision for the policy to remain voluntary for local authorities and housing associations."
“Social housing plays a vital role in supporting those people in desperate housing need, so it is essential that we continue to strive in finding ways to achieve this.”
Click here to read 24housing's news article on the Pay to Stay policy.