Steve blogs at Red Brick, www.redbrickblog.wordpress.com
Steve Hilditch has worked as a housing consultant for 20 years, having previously been assistant director of housing for a London borough and head of policy for Shelter. He has advised a number of Select Committees, including a major inquiry into homelessness and inquiries into the implications of the credit crunch for housing. He worked on the review of the council housing finance system and drafted the London Mayor’s Housing Strategy (Mayor Livingstone, that is).
He chaired the government project group that established the National Tenant Voice, regrettably closed down by the new government shortly after its birth.
Steve has been a Labour Party member since 1972 and chaired Paddington constituency party and the Labour Housing Group in the 1980s. He was a leading Westminster ‘objector’, helping expose the Homes for Votes scandal under Lady Porter.
Brought up on a council estate in Newcastle, Steve studied economics and geography at University College London and housing and planning at LSE and has been visiting professor to the University of Westminster. His hairshirt is that he is a lifelong supporter of Newcastle United.
Red Brick was described by Guardian Society as a “superb blog analysing social housing policy”.