CIH Cymru has used its manifesto for the 2021 Senedd elections to call for a new Green Partnership between the housing sector in Wales and the Welsh government.
CIH Cymru says that the Green Partnership would include long-term funding to meet the costs of retrofitting in social housing, support for private landlords and homeowners, the use of modern methods of construction (MMC), and joint-learning between all parties.
Political parties are also being asked to pledge their commitment to:
- Futureproofing the housing profession by creating a workforce strategy
- Support improvements in private renting for both landlords and tenants
- Address stigma associated with social housing and promote the positive impact of diverse communities
At the core of its manifesto, CIH Cymru is calling for the incorporation of the right to adequate housing into Welsh law.
Matt Dicks, national director of CIH Cymru, said: “Our manifesto is the result of an ongoing conversation with housing professionals working at all levels in the sector.
“We believe that our asks would make a tangible difference to how people access housing in Wales and their experiences thereafter.
“Our calls target action in a number of areas including how we nurture the skills housing professionals need both now and in the future, how we accelerate towards becoming a greener, environmentally friendly sector, and harness the support from the Welsh public to see meaningful progress in addressing the housing crisis over the course of the next Welsh parliament and beyond.”
Its goal is to equip housing professionals with the skills, knowledge, and ethical grounding to deliver a safe, secure, and affordable home for everyone in Wales.
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