Homes at the Heart
Communities Together
Easing lockdown


Responding to coronavirus remains the top priority for housing associations around the country as they work hard to provide services and support for their residents.

We’re doing everything we can to make sure our housing association members are informed, connected and heard during this challenging time. Working with our members, we’ve developed four key policy priorities for the sector:

  • Keeping residents safe
  • Protecting residents’ incomes
  • Keeping vital services running
  • Supporting communities and recovery.

This has involved working closely with the government and other stakeholders on a range of urgent issues, from clarifying guidance on easing lockdowns, to funding for care and support services. You can read more about our priorities in our policy briefing.

We’re also looking ahead to the future. Housing associations have played a vital part in the response to the crisis and now we’re building a case for social housing to be at the heart of the recovery. We’re doing this by setting out a comprehensive policy plan for how social housing can support the national recovery.

We’ve also launched a national campaign and coalition calling for a once-in-a-generation investment in social housing.

    Sector statement




    To support residents through the coronavirus crisis, our sector has made several public commitments


    Official advice




    Advice from the government and other organisations



    Updated guidance for landlords and tenants

    An updated version of the government's non-statutory coronavirus guidance for landlords and tenants


    Easing lockdown


    A summary of the government's coronavirus recovery strategy


    Local lockdown measures

    Government information and next steps


    Gas safety check advice for landlords


    Testing and tracing updates



    Accessing a coronavirus test, Test and Trace



    Supported housing



    Housing associations providing supported housing and sheltered accommodation are facing unique and difficult challenges


    Partnership working to house people in urgent need

    How our sector can provide housing for vulnerable people that need to move urgently


    You can find out more about this work through the latest updates below.

    Who to speak to

    Catherine Ryder, Director of Policy and Research