Response to the government’s announcement on the reclassification of housing associations

“Clarion strongly supports effective regulation and we welcome today’s announcement that housing associations are now reclassified as private bodies. This shows government believes we can play a major part in fixing the broken housing market. We can now take forward our plans to deliver 50,000 new homes over the next 10 years with confidence.”

Keith Exford, group chief executive, Clarion Housing Group.