Browse by

1-20 of 43

Reflections: and so to the future

Reflections: and so to the future

28 September 2018

By David Orr, Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation
It’s been an interesting exercise for me writing the other blogs I have published this week. All of them have been to a significant degree reflective – a look back at 13 years in my brilliant job. This one, though, is my very last as Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation and I’m publishing it on my very last day. So this is all about the future and the opportunities I see for housing associations.

Tagged with: David Orr's blog

Reflections: the changing face of housing associations

Reflections: the changing face of housing associations

25 September 2018

By David Orr, Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation
In the second in a series of blogs looking back at my time as Chief Executive, I examine how remarkably resilient and adaptable housing associations are in the face of great change.

Tagged with: David Orr's blog

Reflections on the housing sector over 13 years as Chief Executive

Reflections on the housing sector over 13 years as Chief Executive

24 September 2018

By David Orr, Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation
I have had the huge privilege of being Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation for just over 13 years. As my tenure comes to a close, I’ve been thinking a lot about those 13 years. What’s happened, how have things changed, what has worked, what has been problematic? I’ll be publishing a blog each day this week reflecting on these ideas, looking in particular at the four themes that have really shaped my time in the job.

Tagged with: David Orr's blog

The green paper is an opportunity for us all to rethink social housing

The green paper is an opportunity for us all to rethink social housing

24 July 2018

By David Orr, Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation
At the Federation’s annual conference last September, then Secretary of State for Housing, Sajid Javid, announced a green paper which would explore (I paraphrase) the lived experience of people in social housing and the role of social housing in the future. Coming in the wake of the Grenfell tragedy, it would be, he said, a generation-defining piece of work.

Tagged with: David Orr's blog

Why I’m writing on International Women’s Day

Why I’m writing on International Women’s Day

8 March 2018

By David Orr, Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation
I embark on this with some trepidation. I am a white, male chief executive of advancing middle age writing about International Women’s Day. I know some will be asking why mine is the voice that should be heard.

Tagged with: David Orr's blog

The Housing To Do list 2017 – how did we do?

The Housing To Do list 2017 – how did we do?

21 December 2017

By David Orr, Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation
Last January I published a To Do list for housing in 2017. So how did we get on? My list didn’t anticipate a General Election. And the defining event of the year was the horrific fire in Grenfell Tower, about...

Tagged with: David Orr's blog

We need more creative thinking about how supported housing is funded

We need more creative thinking about how supported housing is funded

28 March 2017

By David Orr, Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation
Today is a big day for supported housing: Ministers will be quizzed on the new funding system. The Work and Pensions and Communities and Local Government Committees have been gathering evidence from a variety of stakeholders over the past month and will put officials to the test as they defend their proposals.

Tagged with: Supported housing, David Orr's blog

1-20 of 43