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Consultants Appointed For Housing Review 

Around £120,000 is being spent on a review of housing in Jersey.

The newly-formed Housing Policy Development Board is using an independent specialist consultancy firm, Altair.

It will look at ways of encouraging home ownership, reducing rental stress and improving the supply and standard of homes.

The HPDB was set up last month by Chief Minister Senator John Le Le Fondré to 'deliver sustainable long-term solutions that will address challenges in the local housing market'.

Seven politicians, including Housing Minister Senator Sam Mezec, are on the board.

“This is a complex piece of work, which involves many different stakeholders and encompasses issues such as housing finance, the island’s legal system, land use policies and our system of housing qualifications. Altair has been appointed to support this work, and ensure that we can deliver coherent, well-researched and funded recommendations for implementation from 2020 onwards.

Altair has a broad range of experience of the housing sector in many different countries, and its specialist support and recommendations will help us to deliver new and innovative housing policies and funding options that work in Jersey’s housing market and enable us to improve the supply, affordability, access to, and standard of housing.”  - Senator Sam Mezec

The full membership of the HPDB:

Michael De La Haye (independent chair)
Senator Sam Mézec
Deputy John Young
Deputy Kevin Lewis
Deputy Susie Pinel
Deputy Gregory Guida
Deputy Lindsay Ash
Deputy Carina Alves
Connétable John Le Bailly
John Scally (Executive Director of Caritas Jersey, as lay member)

Funding of up tp £122,780 has been approved by the Treasury Minister Deputy Susie Pinel for the review. 

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