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Section highlightThe Housing (Wales) Bill
The Bill will introduce significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
Legislative programme 2013 - 2014 »
The First Minister detailed the 8 bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the 3rd year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update - December 2013
This Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan annex highlights planned investments and potential procurement opportunities.
Final Budget 2014-15 »
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About this topic
Housing and community regeneration is central to improving the lives of the people of Wales, particularly those from the most disadvantaged communities. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to live in a good quality home within a secure and safe community.
The Welsh Government is responsible for all aspects of housing policy, funding housing and housing related programmes and regulation of Registered Social Landlords and Housing Associations. We want to offer people affordable housing choices in both the private and social sectors. Our work will help to tackle the problems of homelessness, address the needs of older people and those with disabilities and ensure that no one is denied the opportunity to live in a good home.
Achieving our Community Safety aims depends significantly on UK Government policy direction on criminal justice and policing. We work hard to try and ensure that UK Government policies in this area are compatible with our devolved programme of Government and reflect the collaboration necessary to deliver devolved and non-devolved front line services.
Aims and commitments
Our Programme for Government commitments include ensuring that people have a high-quality, warm, secure and energy-efficient home to live in. Some of the ways we will do this include:
- improving the choice of housing available through encouraging the release of land to build affordable housing
- improving the quality of housing available by continuing to implement and monitor the Welsh Housing Quality Standard
- improving housing services and support by to improve services and opportunities for groups who experience discrimination
- reducing the level of crime and fear of crime
- reducing the harm associated with drug and alcohol misuse
- reducing rates of domestic abuse and violence against women
- improving safety in communities.