A new free tool to help housing associations quantify the value of what you do

Pressure is on for housing associations to demonstrate the strength of your offer and your ambition to deliver – we’ve developed a tool to help with this.

Catherine Brabner is a Policy Officer at the National Housing Federation

Catherine Brabner is a Policy Officer at the National Housing Federation

9 February 2016

Housing associations across the country are building new relationships with emerging combined authorities and influencing devolution deals. Demonstrating the value of what we do is now more important than ever. To help you, our housing association members, to make your case we have updated our Local Economic Impact Calculator.

The calculator is very simple to use and allows you to get an estimate of the economic impact of

  • building new affordable homes in your area (by simply choosing the area you’re interested in and entering the number of new homes)
  • your day-to-day activity (either in terms of number of homes you manage or in terms of your turnover).

It’s also possible to get estimates of the economic impact of the whole housing association sector within an area.

With devolution negotiations placing such a strong emphasis on driving economic growth, the pressure is on for housing associations to demonstrate the strength of your offer and your ambition to deliver. The Local Economic Impact Calculator aggregates evidence of housing associations’ contribution to the productivity of each emerging combined authority area for you. It makes it possible for us to make big statements in the graphics below.

To find out what the impact is in your area get a copy of the Local Economic Impact Calculator from our Senior Analyst Tristan Carlyon.

Or for more information about the devolution negotiations in your area contact our contact me.

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