recent quotes

"To meet demand, we have to deliver between 225,000 and 275,000 homes every year. In short, we have to build more of the right houses in the right places. And we have to start right now. Today’s white paper sets out how we will go about doing so.”

Sajid Javid Speaking the House of Commons, 7th February 2017

"It is great to see sector leadership on the important issue of efficiencies. Housing associations need to be able to tell a clear story on how efficient we are and the impact we are making, otherwise others will attempt to do it for us. Having a set of indicators that are owned and reported by the sector would be a real step forward. The proposed pilot will be critical in making sure these indicators work for housing associations in different markets and different areas and give us the information we need to paint a coherent picture of sector efficiency.”

David Orr commenting on the launch of the Sector Scorecard, 25th January 2017

"Our analysis of the financial reports of over 175 of the largest associations suggests that the sector could bring forward an additional 44,000 new homes a year by 2029, through greater efficiencies and additional asset-backed borrowing."

Savills, Releasing untapped potential for more housing, 28th November 2016


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We are a specialist consultancy and research organisation, working with housing associations, funders and regulators on risk management, strategic planning and control.

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White Paper fails to tackle the Green Belt

While the White Paper introduced a number of useful measures to support an increase in housing supply, many have been disappointed at the failure of the document to address the need to modernise the Green Belt as we seek to address decades of undersupply of new homes.

For more information, see the latest edition of the HRS Review.

2017 Members Conference

Our twelfth Members' Conference took place on 2nd March 2017 at the Institute of Directors in London. Slides and summaries of the presentations from the Conference are available in the members' area.

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