General election campaign impact

With the general election campaign underway, we are excited to see our sector coming together to call for a long-term #PlanForHousing to end the housing crisis for good. NHF members are meeting with candidates to make sure that new and remaining MPs start the new parliament with a good understanding of housing associations.

Our campaign has also featured across social media, national and local news outlets, radio and TV, helping to ensure social housing is kept on the news agenda.

This is a showcase of the impact of our collective efforts.

Political engagement

A few examples of the ways members have engaged with the #PlanForHousing campaign.

In the media

Here's look at the impact of our #PlanForHousing efforts have had in the media.

Supported housing in crisis

New NHF research shows nearly one in three supported housing providers in England have been forced to close due to the worsening impacts of funding cuts and rising costs.

BBC Online and BBC Breakfast. shared our new research.

Joint research with Shelter

Research from Shelter and the National Housing Federation, carried out by CEBR, shows that building 90,000 social rented homes would add £51.2bn to the economy.

The Daily Mail Online and The Independent covered our report, emphasizing that investing in social housing could inject £50 billion into the economy.

Social housing and the economy

The Economic Impact of Building social Housing study revealed that spending on UK social housing yields long-term savings for taxpayers.

The Finacnial Times highlighted this critical finding and Baroness Taylor of Stevenage OBE reference the research in the House of Lords.

Decarbonisation and retrofitting

We’re committed to a social housing renewal plan within the first six months of the new government.

National Housing Federation CEO Kate Henderson’s New Statesman article advocated for retrofitting homes to achieve sustainability.

Urgent warning on homelessness

In a joint letter to political leaders, we sounded the alarm: by 2030, seven children in every school could face homelessness.

The Mirror underscored the urgency of safeguarding their futures.

Navigating housing challenges

Our resolve remains unwavering as we tackle housing damage head-on.

Inside Housing featured Kate’s insightful commentary on the housing crisis, reflecting on 15 years of policy decisions.


Joint research by the NHF and Savills highlights housebuilding targets will be missed without more funding for affordable homes.

The Financial Times reported that England’s new home construction may fall short of official targets.

Addressing waiting lists 

New analysis of the latest affordable housing figures cast a bleak picture for the availability of social housing. It could take years for households, joining the waiting list, to be offered a home.

The Big Issue and The Independant highlighted the staggering wait times for social housing. Bracknell NewsExpress & Star and the York Press shed light on the length of the lists in their area.