NaCSBA’s ‘Right To Build’ Task Force appoints Mario Wolf as director
Mario Wolf has been announced as the founding director of NaCSBA’s Right To Build Task Force. The new Task Force will support local authorities, community groups and other housing organisations across the UK to deliver large, affordable custom and self-build housing projects.
Over the next three years the Task Force expects to help at least 80 organisations create significantly more affordable homes. NaSCBA will use the Right to Build Portal to share best practice and case studies, supported by regional events to bring on affordable, large-scale custom build.
Wolf officially joins the Task Force on secondment from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).
Recently, Wolf was the lead on the Government’s Starter Homes policy for the DCLG, and was instrumental in the implementation of the Government’s custom and self-build homes programme, which ultimately led to the introduction of the Right to Build.
In 2015, he was seconded to help NaCSBA to lead the research and development that led to the implementation of the Custom and Self-Build Toolkit for housing in the UK. This has since been rebranded as the Right To Build Toolkit.
“I’m delighted to be joining the Right to Build Task Force as its founding Director,” said Wolf.
“As recognised in the Government’s Housing White Paper, the Task Force will play an important role in supporting the delivery of significantly more affordable custom and self-build homes.
“I also relish the opportunity to work across the UK to help boost this important sector and promote the diversification of our housing market.”
The Task Force was launched in February 2017 with the aim of helping at least 80 local authorities, community groups and other organisations across the UK to deliver significantly more affordable custom and self-build housing projects.