Find out how to join, what types of membership we offer and the benefits available to members.
The National Housing Federation proactively represents housing associations with key decision-makers and opinion formers.
Our members provide two and a half million affordable homes for more than five million people
What members say
''Together our voice is louder. The Federation provides a unified voice''
Lara Oyedele, Odu-Dua Housing Association
Full membership of the Federation is only available to housing associations.
Through our lobbying and influencing work we make the case for associations to have the funding and flexibility they need in order to meet housing need.
The voice of affordable housing
We also work to secure a high and positive media profile, through which we make the case for the sector to the widest possible audience.
Who are our members?
What members say
''The Federation does a great job of representing associations to Government''
Dave Ashmore, GreenSquare
Associate membership of the Federation is available to ALMOs and local authorities.
ALMOs (Arm’s Length Management Organisations) can get associate member benefits and the opportunity to attend regional practitioner groups.
Local authorities membership
Local authority housing departments considering stock transfer can become associate members as a step towards full membership of the Federation.
Demonstrate your committment to working in the social housing sector by joining the Federation subscriber scheme.
Subscribers come from a wide variety of industries including legal, financial, insurance, consultancy, energy, IT, not-for-profit, customer service and more.
Subscribers: working with members
The National Housing Federation set up the subscriber scheme to help our members build working relationships with external organisations who can provide products and services to support the work they do.
Get details of all Federation members in our comprehensive directory of members.
The Directory of members is a book and web resource providing up-to-date information on around 1,100 Federation member organisations.
Members get free access
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We send Federation members free printed copies of the Directory each year.
Order your copy now and get instant access to the online Directory - data is updated daily and searchable by region and stock units.