Homes at the Heart
Communities Together
Easing lockdown

Coronavirus

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
      

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    Official advice

      

      

      

    Advice from the government and other organisations

      

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    Updated guidance for landlords and tenants

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

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    Easing lockdown

      

    A summary of the government's coronavirus recovery strategy

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    Local lockdown measures

    Government information and next steps

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    Gas safety check advice for landlords

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    Testing and tracing updates

     

      

    Accessing a coronavirus test, Test and Trace

      

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    Supported housing

     

     

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

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    Partnership working to house people in urgent need

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

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

    Who to speak to

    Catherine Ryder, Director of Policy and Research