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Government moves to push forward affordable housing agenda

The government has made two key appointments to help drive the provision of more affordable housing
The government’s drive to deliver much needed new affordable homes and safeguard higher housing standards for 8 million social housing tenants took another step forward on Friday as Housing Minister Caroline Flint announced the successful recruitment of two top positions at the agencies charged with achieving these goals.

Robert Napier will become the first Chair of the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), the new agency to support regeneration and drive forward the delivery of new affordable homes, whilst Peter Marsh, Deputy Chief Executive of the Housing Corporation, will become the first Chief Executive of the Tenant Services Authority (TSA) to oversee the development and implementation of the regulator when it opens for business. The Tenant Services Authority will regulate social housing landlords, setting high standards of management across housing association and local authority social homes, listening to tenants’ concerns and using its powers to make sure tenants are getting a good service

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