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"Many local authorities reported that they were engaging in housing delivery because there was no interest from housing associations in their areas and that housing associations were unwilling to take on affordable properties made available through s106 agreements, and were also being more selective about their tenants."

Professor Janice Morphet and Dr Ben Clifford, University College LondonLocal authority direct provision of housing, 4th December 2017

"Over the next five years we will commit a total of at least 44 billion of capital funding, loans and guarantees to support our housing market. To boost the supply of skills, resources, and building land. And to create the financial incentives necessary to deliver 300,000 net additional homes a year on average by the mid-2020s. "

Philip Hammond, Budget Speech, 22nd November 2017

"Its shocking to think that today, more than 300,000 people in Britain are waking up homeless. Some will have spent the night shivering on a cold pavement, others crammed into a dingy, hostel room with their children. And what is worse, many are simply unaccounted for."

Polly Neate of Shelter launching the Far From Alone report, 8th November 2017


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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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More needs to be done to tackle homelessness

A more joined up approach is needed

There are increasing financial pressures on local authorities arising from the cost of homeless people, and an increasing use of unsuitable accommodation for homeless households. In a worrying trend, many local authorities no longer see housing associations as key allies in tackling homelessness, creating a risk that resources will be diverted to other agencies or to internal council initiatives, at the same time as damaging the reputation of the sector.

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

2018 Members Conference

Our thirteenth Members' Conference will take place on 1st March 2018 at the Institute of Directors in London. Slides and summaries of the presentations from the Conference will be made available in the members' area after the event.

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