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The Greater London Authority has issued a new version of the model mortgagee protection clause, which has been revised following discussions with housing associations and sector specialists. The
What is the calculator? Our updated Local Economic Impact Calculator shows housing associations’ contribution to the productivity of local areas. Housing associations are key drivers of economic
In September we published a briefing for housing associations to help them prepare for Brexit, focusing on the No Deal scenario, based on the Government’s then recently
Member only This is the first in our Housing Futures webinar series, which focuses on the Identify phase of the innovation process. In this webinar you will learn about the importance of
The aim of this guidance is to assist housing associations both in applying legislation to their businesses and in understanding how and when to get authorised for consumer credit/FCA regulated
This briefing details the number of homes housing associations developed in the second quarter of this year (2019/20), plus numbers delivered in the twelve months to September 2019. The key
The Federation has submitted views to the Government’s call to evidence on a review of Approved Document B, which provides guidance on meeting the fire safety requirements of building regulations.
Following extensive feedback from our two-month consultation, we have published a revised version of the Together with Tenants plan and charter. We published our draft Together with Tenants plan
The Bank of England’s Risk-Free Rate Working Group has issued a consultation on credit adjustment. We've published a joint response with the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations and
We have responded to the government’s consultation on the clarification of Approved Document B (ADB) of the Building Regulations. As part of its policy response to the fire at Grenfell Tower, the
Housing associations creating great places and supporting growth Member only This publication promotes the role of housing associations in the Oxford-Cambridge Arc in helping the region to
Member only We commissioned YouGov to run a survey of swing voters to understand their views on housing issues ahead of the general election on 12 December. Please login to access this member
In this Budget, the government has an opportunity to commit to the investment needed to end the housing crisis for good. Housing associations share the government’s ambition for better homes and
Member only The government has started consulting on a new Future Homes Standard. Read our response to the first of two consultations. The government has committed to the introduction of a Future
Use these resources to promote #AHomeForEveryone Priorities for the new government Conservative Party manifesto Invite your MP to visit Your MP needs to understand what you do Do you understand
The Government is committed to legislating so that developers of market tenure homes must belong to a New Homes Ombudsman, and has recently consulted on the details of how such an Ombudsman would
The Government has been consulting on proposals to repeal section 21 of the 1988 Housing Act. The proposals aim to end ‘no-fault evictions’, where landlords can use Section 21 to end assured
This briefing sets out the key challenges Brexit may bring for housing associations and how the sector can prepare. Whatever the outcome of the Brexit process, housing associations are uniquely
About the proposals Our sector response We’ve responded on behalf of the sector, welcoming the Government’s proposals to reduce the trigger height for sprinkler provision in new high-rise blocks
This briefing details the number of homes housing associations developed in the first quarter of this year (2019/20). The key findings are: Housing associations started to build 51,618 homes in
This guidance gives housing associations the tools to implement the Commitment to Refer and help end homelessness. From Monday 1 October 2018, as part of the Homelessness Reduction Act, public
Restrictions on campaigning in the pre-election period Member only The Federation has updated its briefing on the restrictions on campaigning and lobbying activity that apply in relation to the
As a member of the National Housing Federation, anyone from your organisation can get involved in our work. Find out how with our member benefits checklist. Are you making the most of your
We’ve responded to questions on extending permitted development rights and amending provisions for the disposal of local authority land, raised in a government consultation on planning reforms.
Taking stock: Understanding the quality and energy efficiency of housing association homes This research set out to explore the condition of homes in the sector, both in terms of their physical
Member only Assured non-shorthold tenancy Assured shorthold fixed-term tenancy Assured shorthold tenancy Model support agreement The Federation has updated its model tenancies to take account of
Model Rules 2015 Guide to the Model Rules The Federation, as sponsor for the Model Rules has revised them so they are compliant with recent legislation, good practice, and regulatory
We want to see a benefits system that works for everyone, that gives people enough money to live on, that supports people into work and that ensures everyone has fair access to affordable
The Government has proposed a fundamental reform of the building regulatory system, as outlined in the Building a Safer Future consultation. We have gathered feedback from our members and submitted
Definition for specified accommodation The issue of the definition of “exempt accommodation” has been a key concern for many housing associations with supported housing. Under the previous
The Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission recently consulted on a range of questions about beauty and design in the planning process. These include: Whether 'beauty' should be a
Member only Communicating with your residents This briefing outlines the new Rent Standard, to take effect on 1 April 2020, which allows for rent increases up to CPI+1% each year. Please login to
Development guide for smaller housing associations Member only This guide to development is tailored specifically for smaller housing associations, describing each stage of the process and
The Federation and the Local Government Association (LGA) have launched a joint report on how local authorities and housing associations can work together to end homelessness. In November and
The Government has been consulting on changes to shared ownership that aim to improve customer experience of the product. Housing associations have a strong track record of supporting people into
Member only Our briefing will help housing association development teams to understand the implications of the Government’s proposed new building safety regime. Please login to access this member
1. Progress with early adopters 2. Input from the Tenant Advisory Panel and Member Steering Group 3. Working with Government 4. Other reflections 5. Next steps Our Together with Tenants
A Securitisation Working Group (SWG) made up of various sector stakeholders has formulated an example mortgagee protection clause which should allow housing associations to obtain Market Value
About the call for evidence The government has launched a call for evidence on how to prioritise risks in existing buildings and categorise buildings based on risk, to help ensure buildings are
We want to hear members’ views on the potential impacts of the government’s First Homes policy, which is currently open to consultation. First Homes are new properties to be sold for at least 30%
Member only 1. New consolidated advice note – how will it impact your organisation? 2. Risk prioritisation in existing buildings – our submission to the government’s call for evidence 3.
Member only The government is consulting on proposals to change the requirements of building regulations which would, in effect, ban the use of combustible materials: In and on the external walls
General introduction letter and invitation for MP to visit Letter to an MP who visited you during the election campaign Letter to an unsuccessful Parliamentary candidate who visited you during
We’re reviewing our Code of Governance. The first phase of the three-phase consultation process is now open until 13 March. Housing association staff, board members, residents, stakeholders and
Working together to create diverse and inclusive place where everyone can thrive Ageing well Ensuring people from BME backgrounds can access and sustain housing Enabling routes into employment
Our response covers several key recommendations, including that the Government must tackle the root causes of homelessness – lack of supply, welfare, and support. The Homelessness Reduction Act
Member only Our member briefing on the Interim Report of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety provides a summary of the key findings, recommendations, the response
We’ve responded to the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission’s consultation after it recently sought feedback on its interim report. Our response draws on our May submission to
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government recently consulted on reforms to development corporations. The consultation asked for suggestions on how to incentivise greater
Our leaflet explains why our Together with Tenants work is so important for the sector, and the questions you should be asking within your organisation ahead of the 2020 rollout. Together with
The Federation has responded to the Government’s proposed approach to putting prevention at the centre of healthcare. The Green Paper, titled Advancing our Health: Prevention in the 2020s,
Member only We explain what the findings of the Grenfell Tower Public Inquiry Phase 1 Report could mean for housing associations, and set out some of the recommendations that could apply to or
We’ve updated our award-shortlisted digital resource that plots all brownfield land sites in England. This interactive map is designed to make it easier to locate available brownfield sites
We’ve published new research revealing that 8.4 million people across England are waiting for a suitable home. For the first time, our new research reveals the true extent of the housing crisis
Produced on our behalf by Savills, this code has been written to provide a framework for organisations’ boards and executives to work to, having decided that a merger, group structure or other
In January 2019, we began a sector-wide conversation with housing associations to explore how we can build more homes. Our interim report looks at the findings so far. The conversation focused on
Member only This webinar recording will support boards in considering and planning how their organisations can stay ahead of changes to the regulatory agenda. This webinar took place on 23
Promoting board excellence for housing associations. This code is based on clear requirements and provisions and allows our members to demonstrate the highest standards of governance through
This briefing details the number of homes housing associations developed in 2018/19. Our members completed 45,604 homes which is a 10% increase compared to the previous year. This is a great
The NHF, in partnership with other sector leaders, has issued guidance to enable housing associations to defined benefit account the Social Housing Pension Scheme and the Scottish Housing
We’ve published new research revealing that 9 out of 10 homes for rent are too expensive for families on housing benefit. Analysis of data on private rental listings extracted from Zoopla found
This document explains the requirements to retain and dispose of data for housing associations and provides guidance on appropriate data handling and disposal. We have revised and updated
Top tips During a flood After a flood This flooding toolkit is designed to help housing associations prepare in case of a flood, or manage in the event of a flood. The expected increase in
The government's call for evidence on fire safety: risk prioritisation in existing buildings sought views on: How to assess and prioritise fire safety risks. How to better understand
We've identified five housing priorities for the new government. Together, we can make Britain’s housing market work for everyone. Build homes for social rent and ownership The new
What was in the Conservative Party manifesto and what does it means for housing associations? The Conservative Party manifesto contains announcements on: Renewing the Affordable Homes Programme.
Download and print our factsheet to give to your local MP an overview of what housing associations are, the work they do and the impact they have on people's lives. Download Political
The eighth edition of Housing Jargon contains new and updated definitions for hundreds of abbreviations and acronyms, making it a...
Essential reading for anyone involved in managing any type of contract.
This latest edition of our best-selling manual for board members has been fully updated to reflect the current business environment.
This reformatted, expanded and updated code and its associated guidance is designed to help organisations achieve the highest standards of...
This guide has been designed to help board members and senior managers recognise the broader impacts a risk can cause,...
Written by counter-fraud specialists RSM, this book provides practical advice on how to make your organisation thoroughly protected and fraud...
This VAT-chargeable product is a pdf showing a table of land values and when purchased online can be downloaded from...
This national matrix of property components is published in collaboration with property surveyors Savills,
This publication is designed to guide development staff through the methods used to assess whether development projects are financially viable.
This guide supports the planning and delivery of service charges, from strategy and scheme development to consultation and accounting.
Covers the implications of paying, arguments for not paying, and provides a fully updated model board agreement for services.
This guide provides a practical approach to assurance and explores its principles in the context of an organisation’s risk and...
An ideal induction pack for those new to the sector.
This guide explores why board appraisals are vital in ensuring high quality performance and delivering excellent service.
A good practice guide to design quality for affordable housing providers.
This guide describes the key players and processes involved in financing and developing affordable housing.
We have updated the Housing SORP following recent amendments to financial reporting standards.
A best-selling pack of nine Federation titles to help board members and directors achieve their potential and lead their organisation...
Five titles from the board members resource pack to assist board members with their day-to-day work and the increased responsibilities...
This publication is designed to help board members, and senior managers who aren’t finance experts, clarify financial information and enable...
The Directory of Members is a highly-valued reference tool providing you with unique listings of around 800 member housing associations.
The Directory of Members is a highly-valued reference tool providing you with unique listings of around 800 member housing associations.