recent quotes

"The housing crisis is an economic, social and human catastrophe. But it can be solved. And now, for the first time, we know exactly how much it will cost. By investing £12.8bn in affordable housing every year for the next decade, the Government can ensure millions of people have a stable and affordable place to live, at the same time as strengthening the economy across the country."

Kate Henderson, NHF press release, 25th June 2019

"Although the United Kingdom is the world’s fifth largest economy, one fifth of its population (14 million people) live in poverty, and 1.5 million of them experienced destitution in 2017. Policies of austerity introduced in 2010 continue largely unabated, despite the tragic social consequences. Close to 40 per cent of children are predicted to be living in poverty by 2021. Food banks have proliferated; homelessness and rough sleeping have increased greatly; tens of thousands of poor families must live in accommodation far from their schools, jobs and community networks; life expectancy is falling for certain groups; and the legal aid system has been decimated."

Philip Alston, United Nations Special Rapporteur, Report on visit to the UK, 22nd May 2019

"Not banning the cladding at the time, or strengthening rules for its use in the UK, breached residents’ right to life under Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights. This is a fault the Equality and Human Rights Commission says "lies with the authorities". "

Equalities & Human Rights Commission, Press release accompanying their report into the Grenfell Tower disaster, 13th March 2019


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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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Major funding boost required to meet housing need

Sector lobbying ahead of the Spending Review

Research undertaken on behalf of a coalition of housing organisations, led by the NHF, has identified a need for 1.45 million sub-market homes over the next ten years, which would require government investment of £12.8 billion per years at current prices. This would remove the backlog of people waiting for an affordable home, significantly reduce homelessness, cut the Housing Benefit bill and provide a boost to the economy.

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

2019 Members Conference

Our fourteenth Members' Conference took place on 28th February 2019 at the Institute of Directors in London. Slides and summaries of the presentations from the Conference are available in the members' area.

The 2020 Conference will be on 27th February at the same venue.

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