Kate Henderson, Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation says:
"Like so many organisations across the country, the National Housing Federation is facing significant practical and financial challenges caused by the coronavirus crisis. Our conference income has been hit particularly hard by social distancing measures. The NHF's priorities will always be the wellbeing of our staff and delivering an excellent service for our members. To help us to continue to do both through these uncertain times and for the long-term, we have made some difficult decisions about the way we work right now.
"As well as postponing some of our major events and pausing longstanding projects to focus on issues created by the crisis, we have reduced a number of our budgets and have asked a third of our team to take furlough leave. We hope these temporary measures will help to put us on a secure footing to do what we are here to do - be the voice for the housing association sector."