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If you want a great place to live, come to a housing association

If you want a great place to live, come to a housing association

2 August 2019

Kate Henderson, Chief Executive, National Housing Federation
At the Federation, we talk about ‘homes’ not ‘housing units’. Housing associations do so much more than build houses. They create places and communities where people want to live, the facilities and opportunities to help them thrive, and the green spaces and community groups that give people a sense of pride and belonging for the place they live.

Tagged with: Investing in communities, Regeneration, Kate Henderson's blog,

Celebrating 10 years of Genfactor: a talent show that teaches young people essential life skills

Celebrating 10 years of Genfactor: a talent show that teaches young people essential life skills

28 May 2019

Ashleigh Powney is Communications Assistant at Gentoo
Genfactor was created in 2009 by Gentoo Group to give young people living or studying in Sunderland the opportunity to develop their talent. Since its launch in 2009, the annual talent competition, which celebrated its 10th anniversary this year, has given those aged between 11 and 18 the opportunity to showcase their talents, whilst assisting to build their confidence and self-esteem.

Tagged with: Investing in communities, Member blog

How could you use the local economic impact calculator?

How could you use the local economic impact calculator?

7 June 2018

Rebecca Harpley is Research Analyst at the National Housing Federation
New data on the impact of housing associations shows that collectively housing associations add nearly £19.5bn to the economy each year, as well as supporting over 300,000 jobs and directly employing over 130,000 people in England. This data is available in the refreshed and Local Economic Impact Calculator, launching today.

Tagged with: Devolution, Investing in communities, Federation blog

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

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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