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Item 6: Local Action on Affordable Housing Cllr Lewis Rose Chair of EMC’s Affordable Housing Task & Finish Group.

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1 Item 6: Local Action on Affordable Housing Cllr Lewis Rose Chair of EMC’s Affordable Housing Task & Finish Group

2 The Affordable Housing Challenge ● 75% reduction in HCA funding for affordable housing in the East Midlands for ● Lack of understanding about strength of the East Midlands investment case ● Perceptions about the challenges of ‘doing business’ in some areas ● Lack of a joined up approach between key institutions and interests

3 Our Response Affordable Housing Prospectus: setting out the ‘East Midlands Offer’ East Midlands Declaration on Affordable Housing: demonstrating local political commitment Examples of Best Practice: showing what we can deliver given the chance

4 Affordable Housing Prospectus Based on the Smith Institute research Sets out both the economic and social benefits of investment Demonstrates the value of investing in the EM to UK plc

5 Affordable Housing Declaration Sets out a list of key commitments Supported by EMC, NHF and the HCA Derbyshire Dales the first to sign up – more have now followed!

6 Case Study: Gainsborough

7 Case Study: Derbyshire Dales

8 Case Study: Leicestershire NHB

9 Concluding Comments There is a strong appetite for innovation and delivery in the East Midlands Councils are committed to taking the tough decisions that will make a difference on the ground With greater investment, we could achieve so much more…


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