Housing associations have been, and remain committed to, tackling anti-social behaviour (ASB), not only in terms of enforcing good behaviour but also through prevention and support.
Where necessary, associations have made use of a host of new powers and sanctions, introduced over the past decade, recognising landlords' responsibility to take action to protect tenants from low-level crime. They continue to develop a range of housing management, community safety and regeneration initiatives in order to do this, often involving and relying upon other partners to achieve the best outcomes for all concerned.
The government has introduced a new mandatory power of possession for anti-social behavior. The NHF welcomed the move to speed up the legal process of eviction in cases where serious housing-related behaviour had already been proven. Our consultation response can be found here.