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Hannah Meyer

Deputy Director for Housing Strategy
Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (Confirmed)

Hannah Meyer took up her current post as Deputy Director for Housing Strategy in the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government in January. She is responsible for developing Department’s housing narrative, for cross-cutting strategy projects and she leads the Department’s policy sponsorship relationship with Homes England. Prior to this, Hannah was Deputy Director of the national Troubled Families Programme where she led the second phase of the programme to improve outcomes for 400,000 families with complex needs. From 2014-16, Hannah was a senior policy adviser in the Prime Minister’s No.10 Policy Unit where she led on home affairs and justice policy, including immigration, integration and child protection policy. She has also worked at the Cabinet Office and at the Ministry of Justice. Before joining the civil service, Hannah completed a PhD in medieval history at the University of Cambridge.

  • The case for change: reforming the housing market with £44bn investment over 5 years and increasing the supply of new and affordable homes
  • Understanding the housing department’s policy sponsorship relationship with Homes England and the regulator’s new role
  • Launching the Housing Infrastructure Fund of £2.3bn to deliver up to 100,000 new homes in England
  • Implementing the ‘Building the Homes We Deserve’ White Paper and unlocking strategic sites including new settlements and urban regeneration scheme