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Developing an offer for our tenants

Developing an offer for our tenants

17 November 2017

Catherine Ryder is Head of Policy at National Housing Federation
Creating great places to live is at the heart the sector’s Ambition to Deliver. But only by listening to and learning from the people who live in our homes will we be able to realise this vision.

Tagged with: Investing in communities, Federation blog

Is there a housing crisis in Europe?

Is there a housing crisis in Europe?

17 October 2017

Gerald Koessl is a Research Officer at National Housing Federation
What does the housing crisis in Europe look like and how does it compare to the UK? Contributing to a new report by Housing Europe, we take a look at public spending on housing allowances and building new homes in Europe and the UK.

Tagged with: Finance, New Homes, Research, Federation blog

How can we harness the strength of our future leaders?

How can we harness the strength of our future leaders?

18 September 2017

Gill Payne is Executive Director of Public Impact at National Housing Federation.
Diverse leadership is vital for an organisation’s future success; so a programme that supports young leaders into board member roles is just what the sector needs.

Tagged with: Federation blog

The best way to predict the future is to create it

The best way to predict the future is to create it

30 August 2017

James Green is Futures Programme Director at the National Housing Federation
We’ve laid the groundwork through Owning our Future; now it’s time to build on it. Because in an uncertain world we don’t just need to own our future – we need to create it.

Tagged with: Federation blog

We can best honour the memory of Grenfell fire victims through our practical response

We can best honour the memory of Grenfell fire victims through our practical response

14 July 2017

Baroness Diana Warwick is Chair of the National Housing Federation
The nation’s sorrow in response to the Grenfell Tower fire remains palpable a month on from the event. It will surely and rightly be so for a very long time to come. As mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, daughters and sons it is almost impossible for us to imagine the daily grief felt by survivors and the families of those who have died.

Tagged with: Federation blog

Rural Housing Week 2017 highlighted the pressing need for affordable rural housing – so what next?

Rural Housing Week 2017 highlighted the pressing need for affordable rural housing – so what next?

13 July 2017

Peter French is a Policy Officer at the National Housing Federation and leads on rural housing.
The recent tragic events at Grenfell Tower left us all feeling shocked and saddened, and in the run up to Rural Housing Week it was hard to think of anything else. But there remained an opportunity to give renewed focus to the importance of housing in rural areas, how vital it is for those communities, and a chance to showcase the fantastic work that housing associations do.

Tagged with: Rural housing, Federation blog

Come together for Rural Housing Week 2017

Come together for Rural Housing Week 2017

30 June 2017

Gill Payne is Executive Director of Public Impact at the National Housing Federation
This coming week (3-7 July) we will all be doing our best to shine a light on just how critical housing is to maintaining and building vibrant, living, working rural communities. We should be highlighting our work and ambition to do so much more.

Tagged with: Rural housing, Federation blog

After a surprise election, what now for housing?

After a surprise election, what now for housing?

9 June 2017

Rob Warm is Head of Member Relations at the National Housing Federation
So, for all the confident predictions of political observers and the media, the surprise election ultimately delivered a very surprising result. In a campaign which was dominated by Brexit at the start, security at the end and leadership throughout, the public has not delivered the clear mandate which the Prime Minister set out to achieve and instead has delivered a hung Parliament.

Tagged with: General Election, Federation blog

The Community Impact Awards celebrate the ways housing associations invest in people and communities

The Community Impact Awards celebrate the ways housing associations invest in people and communities

9 May 2017

Livi Elsmore works in the Communications team at the National Housing Federation
The work housing associations do beyond bricks and mortar doesn’t receive a great deal of public exposure, but every day housing association staff are working with tenants and communities to make a positive and lasting impact, and this should be celebrated.

Tagged with: Investing in communities, Federation blog

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