David Orr In one of a series of blogs looking back at his time as National Housing Federation chief executive, David Orr examines how remarkably resilient and adaptable housing associations are in the face of great change.
Prime Minister Theresa May is to announce £2 billion in new funding to give housing associations the long-term certainty they need to deliver tens of thousands of new affordable and social homes. As the first Prime Minister to address the National Housing Federation summit, she will pledge this mor
Ligia Teixeira Clore Social Leadership and the Centre for Homelessness Impact have announced details of a new partnership in response to the increasing crisis in housing and homelessness and the need for stronger, evidence based approach to leadership within the sector.
A new campaign has been launched after an investigation uncovered routine discrimination by letting agents against tenants on housing benefit. Undercover checks carried out by Shelter working with the National Housing Federation revealed that one in ten letting branches around the UK had a blanket b
A £200 million pilot has been launched today to extend the right to buy for social housing association tenants in England. Under the Midlands Voluntary Right to Buy Pilot, places will be allocated via a ballot with money from the discounted sales being used to fund replacement homes.
New measures which aim to “rebalance” the relationship between landlords and residents are to be considered as part of government proposals on social housing in England. A green paper published today includes plans to speed up the complaints process and publish league tables to highlight the per
Housing and homelessness organisations in England have welcomed commitments in the UK government's new rough sleeping strategy, while calling for bold plans to tackle the causes of homelessness. A joint statement was issued today by members of the strategy's Rough Sleeping Advisory Group: Crisis, Ho
The four UK housing federations have issued a joint call to the UK government to reform the “flawed” Universal Credit system which they say is causing debt, suffering and hardship for the families they house. The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations, England’s National Housing Federatio
Wellhouse Housing Association welcomed the National Housing Federations of Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England last week to discuss tenant led boards and the possible impact of the full roll out of Universal Credit (UC) as part of a UK nations information sharing event. The Federations vis
David Orr A number of organisations have appeared, calling themselves ‘housing associations’ but with business models completely contrary to the core values of housing associations – this is extremely dangerous, writes David Orr.
An architect from Inverness is among ten UK housing professionals and others to have been awarded prestigious Churchill Fellowships offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel the world and research cutting-edge solutions to important topical issues in housing. Awarded in a partnership betwe