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Supported housing
Video
Webinar

Meeting the need for supported housing

During this webinar presents new research into why meeting the need for supported housing is an important goal to commit to in this election year, as well as how to secure commitment to that goal.

17 April 2024

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Resource

NHF response to the consultation on the Housing Ombudsman Service's Business Plan 2024 to 2025

The Housing Ombudsman has been consulting on its business plan for 2024-25. We have worked with our members to submit a strong response to the consultation, reflecting the sector's views.  

17 April 2024

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Supported housing
Report
Toolkit

How much supported housing will we need by 2040?

New research commissioned by the NHF and completed by Altair Ltd., shows that we’re not on track to provide a supported home to everyone who needs one by 2040.  

17 April 2024

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Video
Webinar
Board Members

National Board Member Network April

Watch our board member network for strategic discussions and valuable insights.

17 April 2024

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Submission
Climate change

NHF submits evidence to Public Accounts Committee (PAC) inquiry into decarbonising home heating

In March 2024, the Public Accounts Committee published a call for evidence for an inquiry into decarbonising home heating. Our response emphasised the key role housing associations will play in reaching net zero, as well as the work they are already doing with local authorities.

17 April 2024

Community groupCommunity group
Quality of homes
Case study

Change in action: Co-creating a new resident governance structure with Southern Housing

In our latest case study looking at how housing associations are responding to the Better Social Housing Review, Southern Housing tell us about how they co-created a new resident governance structure.

16 April 2024

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Building safety and asset management
Webinar

Fire safety remediation survey – Q&A with DLUHC and the Regulator of Social Housing

Get insights from the Regulator of Social Housing (RSH) and officials at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing, and Communities (DLUHC) on the latest fire safety remediation survey results.

16 April 2024

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Resource

#PlanForHousing - How long will it take to clear the social housing waiting list in your area?

Template press story on social housing waiting lists for members ahead of the local and mayoral elections.

09 April 2024

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Regulation
Response
Submission

Consultation on reforms to social housing allocations

We have submitted a full response to the government’s consultation on reforms to social housing allocations.

04 April 2024

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Regulation
Submission

The Competence and Conduct Standard

In February 2024, the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) launched a consultation on the Competence and Conduct Standard.

04 April 2024

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Quality of homes
Case study

Change in action: Putting residents first with Sanctuary

Sanctuary tell us about how they've put their residents first by introducing a tenants advisory panel.

03 April 2024

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Quality of homes
Briefing
Climate change

The Future Homes and Buildings Standards consultation

This briefing summarises proposals set out in the government’s The Future Homes and Buildings Standards consultation

02 April 2024

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Resource

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Regional Round Tables: South East England

A roundtable discussing the regional equality, diversity and inclusion data from South East England.

20 March 2024

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Video
Webinar

General election campaign launch

A webinar recording of the launch of the National Housing Federation’s general election campaign.

19 March 2024

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Quality of homes
Case study

Change in action: Working together on corporate planning with Greatwell Homes

Our 'Change in action' series of case studies showcases best practice from around the sector from housing associations implementing the BSHR recommendations.

19 March 2024

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Video
Webinar
Climate change
Smaller housing associations

The road to net zero for smaller housing associations

The latest updates on the support and funding available for smaller housing associations to reduce their carbon emissions.

19 March 2024

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Diversity and equality
Video

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Regional Round Tables: East Midlands

A roundtable discussing the regional equality, diversity and inclusion data from the East Midlands.

14 March 2024

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Building safety and asset management
Response

Building Safety Levy - consultation response (February 2024)

The National Housing Federation response to the building levy consultation update.

12 March 2024

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Toolkit

#PlanForHousing

A general election digital toolkit for National Housing Federation members.

12 March 2024

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Toolkit

#PlanForHousing - upcoming dates for your diary

A timeline of the key activities from the National Housing Federation general election campaign. 

12 March 2024

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Finance
Governance
Submission

Spring Budget 2024

Read our submission to HM Treasury ahead of the Spring Budget 2024

06 March 2024

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Building safety and asset management
Quality of homes
Briefing
Submission

Awaab's Law

We have submitted a full response to the government’s consultation on Awaab’s Law.

05 March 2024

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Supported housing
Submission

Exploring the challenges of regenerating sheltered homes for older people

At the NHF, we recently responded to an all-party parliamentary group inquiry on the regeneration of outdated sheltered housing.

28 February 2024

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Diversity and equality
Video

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Regional Round Tables: Yorkshire and Humber

A roundtable discussing the regional equality, diversity and inclusion data from the Yorkshire and Humber region.

28 February 2024

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Diversity and equality
Video

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Regional Round Tables: West Midlands

A roundtable discussing the regional equality, diversity and inclusion data from the West Midlands.

27 February 2024

Community groupCommunity group
Diversity and equality
Video

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Regional Round Tables: North West England

A roundtable discussing the regional equality, diversity and inclusion data from North West England.

27 February 2024

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Finance
Report

The economic impact of building social housing

Building 90,000 social homes could add over £50bn to the economy, according to new research.

27 February 2024

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Regulation

Consultation on tenant rights and complaints

The NHF's response to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC)'s consultation on the directions to the Regulator of Social Housing on tenant rights and complaints.

23 February 2024

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Homelessness
Briefing

How will the Renters (Reform) Bill affect housing associations?

The Renters (Reform) Bill gives new securities to private renters and aims to protect the rights of tenants, but will also affect the social housing sector. Find out how the Bill will impact housing associations.

22 February 2024

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Supply of new homes
Briefing

Strengthening planning policy for brownfield development

The government is consulting on mechanisms by which local planning authorities (LPAs) are encouraged to give ‘significant weight to the benefits of delivering as many homes as possible’ when deciding applications on brownfield land. We are keen to hear from members about their views on these changes. 

21 February 2024

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Governance
Regulation
Video
Webinar

Consultation on the Competence and Conduct Standards

Hear from DLUHC about their consultation on the Direction to the Regulator for Social Housing on the Competence and Conduct Standards.

21 February 2024

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Quality of homes

Knowing our Homes - Housing associations' current data collection practices

In September 2023, we ran a survey to identifying how social landlords are currently gathering and using data about the condition of their homes, and about their residents.

21 February 2024

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Quality of homes
Briefing

Knowing our Homes – initial proposals on collecting resident information

Today we're publishing our findings on how social landlords are currently gathering and using data about the condition of their homes, and about their residents.

21 February 2024

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Supported housing
Report
Case study

Making the case for specialist homes for older people

The Older Person's Housing Group has published a resource to explain the need for specialist housing for older people, outline the barriers to development and make their asks of the government as we head towards a general election.

20 February 2024

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Quality of homes
Case study

Change in action: Promoting digital engagement at Ongo

Ongo tell us how they've promoted digital engagement for residents through their Digital Tenants Group.

19 February 2024

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Rural housing

Rural exception sites could help us build more affordable homes for rural communities

A study has uncovered a striking under-use of Rural Exception Sites across England, crucial for alleviating the rural housing shortage.

15 February 2024

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Diversity and equality
Video

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Regional Round Tables: South West England

A roundtable discussing the regional equality, diversity and inclusion data from South West England.

12 February 2024

Community groupCommunity group
Diversity and equality
Video

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Regional Round Tables: London

A roundtable discussing the regional equality, diversity and inclusion data from London.

12 February 2024

Community groupCommunity group
Diversity and equality
Video

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Regional Round Tables: North East England

A roundtable discussing the regional equality, diversity and inclusion data from North East England.

08 February 2024

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Homelessness
Report

What are housing associations doing to tackle homelessness?

Five years since the NHF began work on supporting housing associations to reduce homelessness, we decided to rerun our initial 2018 survey on homelessness services, to find out where the sector is now.

05 February 2024

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Briefing
Climate change

The Future Homes and Buildings Standards

A briefing on the latest Future Homes and Building consultation. To help shape our response, please send us your views by 20 February 2024.

01 February 2024

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Diversity and equality
Video

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Regional Round Tables: East of England

A roundtable discussing the regional equality, diversity and inclusion data from the East of England.

01 February 2024

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Quality of homes
Case study

Change in action: Ensuring residents feel heard at The Riverside Group

At The Riverside Group (TRG), we've been working to make sure our residents feel heard and are engaged. To do this, we offered co-production training to our staff and residents through workshops.

31 January 2024

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Finance
Resources
Book

Housing Association Finance guide

The NHF and CIPFA (Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy) have co-produced the Housing Association Finance guide covering key finance issues within the housing association sector with regular updates from key experts.

31 January 2024

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Universal credit and welfare reform
Briefing
Toolkit
Cost of living

Why are we calling for change on the 53-week rent year?

Many of our members have raised concerns about the Universal Credit calculation for residents with weekly tenancies in years where there are 53 weeks. 

30 January 2024

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Building safety and asset management
Quality of homes
Video
Webinar
Cost of living

Heat networks zoning: preparing for future regulation

With the new regulatory framework for heat networks due to come into force from 2024, we heard directly from the DESNZ about heat network zoning.

24 January 2024

Community groupCommunity group
Quality of homes
Case study

Change in action: Launching the Black History Month 365 Fund

BHM 365 is a small grants fund that supports community groups to run community and cultural activities that educate and celebrate Black history and culture all year round.

24 January 2024

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Video
Webinar
Cost of living

Cost of living crisis: how are housing associations supporting residents?

This webinar shares best practices for supporting residents struggling with the cost of living.

23 January 2024

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Regulation
Response
Submission

Our response to the Regulator of Social Housing’s consultation on proposed statutory guidance

The NHF has submitted a response to the Regulator of Social Housing on its consultation looking at how it intends to use its regulatory and enforcements powers, following changes brought in by the Social Housing Regulation Act. 

18 January 2024

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Quality of homes
Video
Webinar

Health and the condition of homes

Sharing good practice from housing associations working to understand the health needs of their residents and linking this with work to improve the condition of their homes.

11 January 2024

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Building safety and asset management
Regulation
Video
Webinar

Your responsibilities for higher-risk buildings: Q&A with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

Housing associations with existing higher-risk buildings will be finalising their preparation for the commencement of new regulatory responsibilities from April 2024.

10 January 2024

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Resource

Help shape our response to the call for evidence on the Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill

Please send us your views no later than 16 January 2024.

04 January 2024

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Resource

Our response to the Housing Ombudsman’s consultation on the Complaint Handling Code

The NHF has responded to the Housing Ombudsman Service's consultation on their Complaint Handling Code, ushered in by the Social Housing Regulation Act.

03 January 2024

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Governance
Video
Webinar

National Board Member Network - December 2023

This meeting covers updates on the NHF’s political engagement work and insight from our Leadership Team.

14 December 2023

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Building safety and asset management
Regulation
Video
Webinar

Fire safety remediation survey - Q&A with the Regulator

We arranged this webinar jointly with the LGA to provide all social landlords with an opportunity to ask questions to inform their response to this survey.

13 December 2023

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Quality of homes

A year on from the Better Social Housing Review – what’s changing?

The National Housing Federation (NHF) and Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) have jointly published an update on our work on the Better Social Housing Review, one year since the independent panel made seven recommendations for the social housing sector.

13 December 2023

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Quality of homes
Video
Webinar

Improving the quality of social homes

This update from the Regulator, NHF and CIH provides insights on how implementing the Better Social Housing Review recommendations could prepare you for the new regulation.

13 December 2023

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Diversity and equality
Video
Webinar

How diverse is England’s housing association workforce in 2023? Key findings

We shared our recommendations and next steps for change and delegates heard from organisations using their data to understand and improve the diversity of their leadership teams and the positive impact this has on their staff teams and the people they serve.

11 December 2023

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Diversity and equality

Regional breakdown of 2023 equality, diversity and inclusion data

How diverse is England’s housing association workforce? Regional breakdowns presenting the full data, key findings and areas for future focus for each region.

06 December 2023

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Supply of new homes
Cost of living

Older people in the private rented sector

New NHF research find that as our population ages, two in five older private renters struggle to afford food, heating or clothes.

29 November 2023

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Universal credit and welfare reform

What progress has been made on the move to Universal Credit? Our response to a new study

We've responded to the National Audit Office's study on the DWP's progress on the move to Universal Credit, ahead of a report to be published early 2024.

28 November 2023

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Diversity and equality
Quality of homes
Together with tenants
Case study

Prima Group – The Big Door Knock

After the covid pandemic, several heart-breaking stories in the media and with the ongoing cost of living crisis, it was clear to us that we needed to change the way we engaged with residents. In March 2023, we started the ‘Big Door Knock’.

08 November 2023

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Regulation

Consultation on changes to the Regulator of Social Housing’s fees regime – our response

The Regulator of Social Housing has been consulting on changes to their fees regime, as part of a wider series of legislative changes ushered in by the Social Housing Regulation Act.

02 November 2023

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Governance
Regeneration
Video
Webinar
Domestic abuse

Domestic abuse and consumer regulation

This webinar discusses the requirements of the Social Housing (Regulation) Act and incoming consumer standards that will require housing associations to work cooperatively with other agencies to tackle domestic abuse and enable tenants to access appropriate support and advice. 

01 November 2023

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Governance
Video
Webinar

Consultation on the Housing Ombudsman’s Complaint Handling Code

What does the Complaints Handling Code mean for housing associations? The Housing Ombudsman Service talks us through it and their proposals for monitoring compliance.

30 October 2023

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Regulation

Our response to the consultation on the consumer standards and Code of Practice

The Regulator for Social Housing has been consulting on their revised regulatory consumer standards and Code of Practice.

23 October 2023

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Governance
Video
Webinar

Induction for new board members (October 2023)

If you’re new to the sector and you’d like a firmer grip on the housing world, this induction for new board members should help.

23 October 2023

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Resource

Autumn Statement 2023

On 22 November 2023, the Chancellor of the Exchequer will update MPs on the country's finances and the government's plans for tax and public spending.

19 October 2023

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Resource

Our response to the consultation on the implementation of plan-making reforms

The consultation sought views on the government’s proposals to implement the parts of the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill which relate to making local plans simpler, faster to prepare, and more accessible.

19 October 2023

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Resources
Webinar
Climate change

Communal and district heating: preparing for future regulation webinar

This webinar is focused on consumer protection, which is the topic of the first of four government consultations on the upcoming heat network regulations. 

06 October 2023

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Video
Webinar
Smaller housing associations

What does the new consumer regulatory regime mean for smaller housing associations webinar?

This webinar enables smaller associations to improve their understanding of what the new social housing regulatory changes mean and how to effectively engage in the consultation process.

05 October 2023

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Resource

Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) – information for housing associations

This briefing includes information available on identifying RAAC and responding accordingly, and summarises advice we’ve received on how those responsible for residential buildings can discharge their duties for the safety of people using their buildings.

05 October 2023

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Supported housing

Our response to the Older People’s Housing Taskforce call for evidence

We’ve responded to the Older People’s Housing Taskforce’s call for evidence to understand the needs of older people’s housing now, and make recommendations on meeting demand in the future.

05 October 2023

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Resource

Government response to consultations on the in-occupation phase of the higher-risk regime – briefing for housing associations

We’ve summarised the government’s response to a range of consultations on some specific proposals for how the in-occupation phase of the higher-risk regime will work, the government's current policy position, and any changes to its original proposals.

05 October 2023

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Governance
Resources
Video
Board Members

National Board Member Network - September 2023

Watch the recording from our National Board Member Network held on 26 September 2023.

03 October 2023

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Resource

HoME coalition response to DLUHC’s inquiry into disabled people in the housing sector

The Housing Made for Everyone (HoME) coalition has responded to this inquiry which looked to examine the role of the government, local councils and developers in ensuring the delivery of suitable housing for disabled people.

03 October 2023

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Diversity and equality
Video
Webinar

Better Social Housing Review: Driving forward a culture of inclusivity

This webinar discussed how to deliver equitable services to meet the recommendations of the Better Social Housing Review. 

27 September 2023

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Resource

Our response to the consultation on additional flexibilities to support housing delivery

The consultation sought views on proposed changes to a number of permitted development rights. In our response, we focus on permitted development as a whole, as well as the area of the consultation relating to supporting housing delivery.

26 September 2023

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Supported housing
Video
Webinar

Developing solutions for older people’s housing

During this webinar, we heard from the chair of the government’s Older People’s Housing Taskforce and discussed development solutions.

25 September 2023

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Supported housing

What's next for the Supported Housing (Regulatory Oversight) Act?

On 29 August, the Supported Housing (Regulatory Oversight) Act became enshrined in law. Ahead of the consultation period, we’ve put together a briefing to summarise what we know now about how the Act will affect supported and older person’s housing providers.

19 September 2023

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Supply of new homes

Our response to the Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee’s inquiry into Shared Ownership

The inquiry looked to examine some of the “challenges associated with shared home ownership schemes, including barriers to achieving full home ownership and whether shared ownership is genuinely an affordable route to owning a home.”

14 September 2023

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Diversity and equality

How diverse is England’s housing association workforce in 2023?

This report presents the NHF's latest findings of diversity within the housing association workforce in England. We have EDI data from 177 organisations, representing 76% of homes owned by housing associations in England.

12 September 2023

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Supply of new homes

The housing crisis: what will happen if we don’t act?

If we don’t act to fix the housing crisis, things will get much worse for people living in England. We’ve been working with Pragmatix Advisory to understand how bad things could get.

11 September 2023

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Video
Webinar

General election campaign: our long-term plan for housing

This webinar discussed how the NHF is making the case to the government for a long-term plan for housing in the context of a general election next year.

06 September 2023

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Supply of new homes

Our response to the APPG inquiry into developer contributions

We’ve responded to the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Housing and Planning’s inquiry into England’s developer contribution system.

05 September 2023

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Submission
Cost of living

Heating our homes: NHF response to government call for evidence

This response covers some of the questions set out in the Energy Security and  Net Zero Select Committee call for evidence, Heating our Homes, published 7 July 2023.

23 August 2023

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Submission
Cost of living

Preparing for the winter: NHF response to government call for evidence

This response covers some of the questions set out in the Energy Security and Net Zero Select Committee call for evidence, Preparing for the winter, published 7 July 2023.

23 August 2023

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Regulation
Video
Webinar

Revised consumer standards and Code of Practice webinar

This webinar provides housing associations with valuable insights and help ensure they are well-equipped to navigate the evolving landscape of social housing consumer regulation.

21 August 2023

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Regulation
Together with tenants

Member briefing for consultation on consumer standards and Code of Practice

The Regulator of Social Housing has published a consultation seeking feedback on a set of draft consumer standards. We have produced a briefing for our members on the consultation on consumer standards and Code of Practice.

17 August 2023

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Response
Climate change
Cost of living

Government consultation on fairer energy prices for heat network customers

The consultation announced on 4 August was open until 27 October 2023 and we’ve put together a response based on feedback from NHF members.

09 August 2023

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Supply of new homes

Help shape our response to the government’s consultation on the implementation of plan-making reforms

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities is currently consulting on the implementation of plan-making reforms, proposing alterations to the scope, design and implementation of local plans.

07 August 2023

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Supported housing
Resources

How housing associations can support Ending Veteran homelessness webinar

In this webinar hear from the Office for Veterans Affairs, Riverside, and the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust. These organisations are at the forefront of making a difference in the lives of veterans through their dedicated efforts.

24 July 2023

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Governance
Video

National Board Member Network - July 2023

Our board member network provides an opportunity for board members to come together from across the country and discuss sector-wide strategic issues.

12 July 2023

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Governance
Video
Webinar

The HSE explains: the new building control regime for higher-risk buildings

Update from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on its latest work to operationalise the changes needed to implement the new higher-risk regulatory regime.

05 July 2023

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Rural housing
Supply of new homes
Video
Webinar

Planning – opportunities and obstacles for delivering rural housing

We know that building homes in rural areas is often more challenging, so this webinar, which took place during Rural Housing Week 2023 focused on planning. 

05 July 2023

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Homelessness
Rural housing
Video
Webinar

Homelessness – the ‘hidden’ rural crisis

To kick off Rural Housing Week 2023, we hosted a webinar on the 'hidden' homelessness crisis in rural areas.

03 July 2023

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Building safety and asset management
Resources
Webinar

How to create a building safety case for higher-risk buildings webinar

This webinar shares the experiences of other housing associations who are developing their building safety cases to help support our members.

22 June 2023

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Report

Why we need a long-term plan for housing (report)

As we look to the next general election, we are calling on the party that forms the next government to be ambitious and transformative in its approach to housing. We want to see a clear long-term plan to meet housing need.

20 June 2023

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Quality of homes
Together with tenants
Webinar

Together with Tenants: Delivering the Better Social Housing Review Recommendations

This webinar explores how housing associations can work with residents to deliver the Better Social Housing Review's recommendations and continue to prepare for new consumer regulations.

19 June 2023

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Resource

Our response to the technical consultation on the Infrastructure Levy

Since the announcement of the Levy, we have raised serious concerns about the ability of the Levy to deliver affordable housing at the levels the country needs, and that it risks a significant reduction in the delivery of affordable housing.

13 June 2023

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Quality of homes
Video
Webinar

Knowing our homes - an introduction

The Better Social Housing Review panel recommended that housing associations should work together to conduct and publish a thorough audit of all social housing in England. The NHF is working to deliver against this recommendation through a project we are calling 'Knowing our Homes'.

12 June 2023

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Finance
Climate change

Our response to the call for evidence on VAT energy saving materials relief

We’ve responded to HM Revenue and Customs call for evidence on VAT energy saving materials – improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions.

31 May 2023

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Quality of homes
Resources

Action plan in response to the Better Social Housing Review

This action plan is a significant, long-term piece of work that demonstrates the whole social housing sector’s commitment to improving the quality of residents' homes.

25 May 2023

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Regulation
Together with tenants
Response
Submission

Our response to the consultation on community safety partnerships review and antisocial behaviour powers

Read our response to the Home Office consultation on community safety partnerships review and antisocial behaviour powers.

24 May 2023

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Governance

Changes to consumer regulation

In this webinar we heard from the Regulator for Social Housing on the new approach to consumer regulation and how housing associations can prepare for the changes. We also heard from Grand Union Housing Group about understanding their customers and their psychographic customer segmentation.

18 May 2023

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Governance
Video
Webinar

New Board Member Induction Briefing - May 2023

This board member induction briefing is targeted at people new to the social housing sector and those who would like to learn more about the housing world.

16 May 2023

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Regulation
Supply of new homes
Resources
Webinar

Infrastructure Levy briefing webinar

This webinar is an opportunity to hear from the DLHUC team working on the regulations and better understand the policies proposed under the new Infrastructure Levy.

12 May 2023

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Regulation
Resources
Webinar

Housing Ombudsman complaints handling and maladministration webinar

Hear from the Housing Ombudsman as they outline key challenges facing the social housing sector with complaints handling and maladministration.

04 May 2023

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Together with tenants
Resources
Webinar
Smaller housing associations

Building Opportunity - employment and skills and the role of smaller housing associations webinar

This webinar, hosted alongside Communities that Work reviews the role of smaller housing associations in employment and skills services for social housing residents.

03 May 2023

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Supported housing
Resources
Webinar

Supported housing and positive health outcomes webinar

This webinar reviews strategies and different approaches to improving health outcomes for supported housing residents in social housing.

24 April 2023

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Supply of new homes
Cost of living

Overcrowding in England

Decades of underfunding for new social homes by successive governments has led to a chronic shortage of homes affordable for families on low incomes. This has resulted in increasing levels of overcrowding in both the social rented and private rented sectors.

19 April 2023

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Supply of new homes

Government response to consultation on Biodiversity Net Gain Regulations and Implementation

The government has committed to many of the proposals outlined in their original consultation document, whilst subjecting others to further review and clarification through further guidance.

18 April 2023

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Governance

National Board Member Network - April 2023

This meeting covers the Better Social Housing Review and Roadmap to equality: an inclusive future.

18 April 2023

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Resource

Service charge transparency requirements consultation – our response

We’ve responded to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities’ consultation on service charge transparency requirements for the ongoing costs of implementing regulatory requirements in existing buildings that are 18m or over in height.

05 April 2023

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Supply of new homes

Help shape our response to the government’s consultation on the Infrastructure Levy

The Infrastructure Levy is the government’s proposed new way of calculating developer contributions towards affordable housing and infrastructure – replacing current arrangements under Section 106.

04 April 2023

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Regulation
Together with tenants
Resources
Response

Consultation on the revised directions to the Regulator of Social Housing: Tenant Involvement and Mutual Exchange - our response

Read our submission response to the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities' consultation on tenant involvement and mutual exchange.

03 April 2023

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Quality of homes
Regulation
Video
Webinar

Delivering the Better Social Housing Review webinar

This webinar outlines the Better Social Housing Review’s action plan to guide and support housing associations in the delivery of the report’s recommendations to drive improvements in the quality of homes.

31 March 2023

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Building safety and asset management

Alternative cost recovery for remediation works - consultation response

Alternative cost recovery for remediation works: NHF response to government consultation on proposals to make regulations and statutory guidance under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985

31 March 2023

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Finance
Video
Webinar

FRS102 consultation accounting webinar

In this webinar hear from members of the SORP Working Party (SWP) who review amendments to the Financial Reporting Council's FRS102 consultation.

29 March 2023

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Video
Webinar
Smaller housing associations

Building resilience in an uncertain world - how smaller housing associations can cope with permacrisis

This webinar explored how smaller associations can cope with this continuing change and growing pressures while remaining healthy and robust, and continuing to meet the expectations of their residents and stakeholders.

28 March 2023

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Climate change
Cost of living

Social housing minimum energy efficiency standards

We are seeking members’ views by the end of May 2023 on minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) in the social housing sector and to inform the NHF’s position ahead of a government consultation.

28 March 2023

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Homelessness
Rural housing
Cost of living

Research reveals increase in ‘hidden’ homelessness in rural areas

The countryside is battling a ‘hidden homelessness’ crisis driven by soaring housing costs and a shortfall in local authority funding, a new report shows.

20 March 2023

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Building safety and asset management
Briefing

Latest technical review of Approved Document B – our response

We’ve responded to the government's consultation on proposed amendments to Approved Document B – the guidance on meeting the fire safety requirements set out in building regulations.

17 March 2023

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Building safety and asset management
Briefing

Alternative cost recovery for remediation works consultation – briefing for housing associations

The government is consulting on a new duty that will require landlords to take reasonable steps to ensure that all alternative avenues of cost recovery have been explored before passing remediation costs on to leaseholders.

14 March 2023

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Regeneration
Response

Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill: reforms to national planning policy – our response

We’ve responded the government’s consultation on the National Planning Policy Framework, reiterating our concerns that some of the changes proposed in the consultation will lead to a loss of affordable homes.

10 March 2023

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Health
Homelessness
Supported housing

Research into the supported housing sector’s impact on homelessness prevention, health and wellbeing

The NHF in partnership with Imogen Blood & Associates and the University of York has published research into the supported housing sector’s impact on homelessness prevention, health and wellbeing.

09 March 2023

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Supported housing

Supported and older people’s housing development survey

In autumn 2021 the NHF surveyed members to explore plans and appetite for developing more supported and older people’s housing and to better understand the barriers to development in this sector.  

08 March 2023

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Homelessness
Response

Joint inquiry on rethinking commercial to residential conversions

Our response to inquiry on rethinking commercial to residential conversions as a solution for providing more settled housing options for homeless households.

08 March 2023

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Building safety and asset management
Briefing

Service charge transparency requirements – briefing for housing associations

The costs associated with new requirements for landlords under the Building Safety Act 2022 may be passed onto leaseholders through service charges. The Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities is consulting on proposals to ensure residents understand exactly what they are being charged for.

07 March 2023

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Video
Webinar
Climate change
Cost of living

Energy Bills Support Scheme (EBSS) - Alternative Funding portal

This webinar explains how the portal for the EBSS (Alternative Funding) will provide £400 payments to customers who do not have a direct relationship with an energy supplier, including those on communal and district heating systems.

07 March 2023

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Resource

Engaging with residents on building safety – briefing for housing associations

The Building Safety Act introduces new requirements on resident engagement. This briefing sets out the new duties on resident engagement and shares examples of how housing associations have approached engaging with residents on building safety.

01 March 2023

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Regulation
Resources
Video

Communications and Influencing Network – The Better Social Housing Review

This webinar provides an overview of the Better Social Housing Review’s final report and recommendation for the Communications and Influencing Network.

27 February 2023

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Video
Webinar
Cost of living

Energy crisis: support for housing associations and residents

As well as discussing the energy crisis and support for housing associations and residents, this webinar looks ahead at what the social housing sector can expect in the way of support from the government in the coming months. 

23 February 2023

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Resource

2025 rent policy – briefing for housing associations

The government has committed to consulting with the sector on post-2025 rent policy later this year. Ahead of this, we've published a briefing which outlines our position and our proposals to ensure any future rent policy better delivers on its key aims.

23 February 2023

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Diversity and equality
Resources
Video

Collecting and using resident diversity data to create positive change

Watch our meeting recording for members on best practice for collecting resident equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) data.

22 February 2023

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Resource

Building Safety Levy – our response to the latest consultation

We've recently responded the government’s consultation on the Building Safety Levy. In our response we recommend a number of measures to minimise the impact the levy could have on the supply of affordable homes.

21 February 2023

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Cost of living

Spring Budget 2023: National Housing Federation submission

By working with housing associations on the measures outlined in this submission, the government can deliver the affordable, energy efficient, high quality homes the country needs.

10 February 2023

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Building safety and asset management

Help shape our response to the latest technical review of Approved Document B – member briefing

The NHF will be submitting a response to the consultation on behalf of the sector. To help shape our response we’ve published a briefing that summarises the government’s proposals and highlights the key questions we’re seeking feedback on.

02 February 2023

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Video
Webinar
Domestic abuse

Reciprocal transfer schemes for people at risk of domestic abuse

This webinar investigates reciprocal transfer schemes and how they can benefit residents that have been victims of domestic abuse.

01 February 2023

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Supply of new homes
Briefing

Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill: reforms to national planning policy consultation – member briefing

The NHF will be submitting a sector response to the consultation. To help shape our response, we are seeking views from members in response to the questions and proposals outlined in this briefing.

26 January 2023

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Together with tenants
Video
Webinar

Together with Tenants: a resident's perspective webinar

This webinar provides residents with the opportunity to come together and hear more about Together with Tenants directly from the perspective of social housing residents.

23 January 2023

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Resources
Webinar

Managing risk to deliver value webinar

This webinar is targeted at smaller housing associations on the topic of insurance and risk management tailored to your specific needs.

13 January 2023

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Health
Supported housing
Guidance

Every decision about care should be a decision about housing booklet

With the introduction of Integrated Care Systems, it is vital that housing associations are involved in local health and care plans to guarantee a joined up, robust and effective health service.

This publication includes a range of different examples of how housing associations are working in partnership to achieve positive health outcomes.

22 December 2022

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Finance
Supported housing
Cost of living

Affordability checks when allocating social rented housing

Carrying out affordability checks when allocating a home gives residents and housing associations confidence that all relevant housing cost can be paid for, enabling the best possible start to a tenancy.

20 December 2022

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Quality of homes
Resources
Webinar

The Better Social Housing Review webinar

This webinar reviews the main findings and recommendations from the Better Social Housing Review’s final report and outlines the next steps for social housing to drive improvements in the quality of homes.

16 December 2022

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Climate change

Design of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) 2023-2026 – consultation response

National Housing Federation response to proposals for the Energy Company Obligation Plus (ECO+) scheme to deliver energy efficiency measures in homes across Great Britain from 2023-2026.

16 December 2022

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Homelessness
Supported housing
Video
Webinar

Delivering supported housing for single homeless households through SHAP webinar

This webinar provides housing associations with guidance for completing applications for the government's new Single Homelessness Accommodation Programme.

14 December 2022

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Quality of homes
Together with tenants

The Better Social Housing Review

The NHF and CIH have published a joint report to address the issues of quality within the social housing sector.

13 December 2022

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Homelessness
Supported housing
Webinar

Importance of supported housing in preventing homelessness and developing positive health outcomes webinar

This webinar reviews the emerging findings from the NHF’s research on the impact of supported housing on homeless prevention and improving the health and wellbeing of customers.

07 December 2022

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Governance
Video

National Board Member Network - December 2022

Watch the recording from our National Board Member Network held on 2 December 2022.

06 December 2022

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Resource

Building opportunity: how social housing can support skills, talent and workforce development

This report was produced by the Learning and Work Institute and the Institute for Employment, with support from the National Housing Federation, Communities That Work, and the National Federation of ALMOs.

01 December 2022

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Shared ownership
Affordable home ownership
Video
Webinar
Cost of living

Implementing the voluntary cap on shared ownership rent increases

In response to the certainty provided by the announcement on the cap on social and affordable rent increases at 7%, many housing associations have pledged to introduce the same cap for shared owners. This webinar explores how this cap can be implemented and some of the issues you may need to consider.

30 November 2022

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Building safety and asset management
Video
Webinar

Cladding in court

Earlier this year, Martlett Homes, a subsidiary of The Hyde Group, won a trial against contractor Mullaley for a claim which could have implications for other housing associations.

30 November 2022

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Video
Webinar
Climate change

Practical solutions for zero carbon homes

This webinar explores a range of practical best practice on retrofitting homes, low carbon new builds, working with residents and tech solutions for net zero.

28 November 2022

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Building safety and asset management
Resources
Video
Webinar

In conversation with the Building Safety Regulator webinar

This webinar is an opportunity to meet key figures from the Building Safety Regulator and learn more about key issues facing the sector.

25 November 2022

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Climate change
Cost of living

How much would social housing residents save if their homes were made energy efficient?

Analysis of published EPC and English Housing Survey data to estimate the potential savings to residents from retrofitting social housing.

08 November 2022

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Response
Climate change

NHF response to BEIS consultation on review of net zero policies

Response from the National Housing Federation to the BEIS call for evidence on the review of net zero.

27 October 2022

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Resources
Video
Webinar

New board member induction webinar – October 2022

This webinar provides an overview of the important role of board members in social housing and reviews the NHF’s offer to support housing association board members.

21 October 2022

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Homelessness
Resources
Video
Webinar

No Homeless Veterans campaign webinar

This webinar provides an overview of the No Homeless Veterans Campaign and reviews the obstacles some veterans face in accessing social housing.

20 October 2022

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Resource

Draft Occupational Pension Schemes Regulations 2023 consultation – our response

We've responded to the government's consultation on proposed new requirements for pension schemes.

20 October 2022

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Resource

What might help housing associations decrease Universal Credit arrears?

By collecting data on tenants paying with Universal Credit compared to other means, we hope to better understand how people are managing living costs and support members in campaigning for improvements to the Universal Credit system.

19 October 2022

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Resource

Social housing rent increases in 2023 – NHF submission

This response sets out our view on the government’s proposal to apply a ceiling to social housing rent increases for existing tenants in 2023.

13 October 2022

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Resource

In-occupation regime for occupied higher-risk buildings consultation – our response

We've responded to the government consultation on proposals to introduce a new, more stringent regulatory regime for higher-risk buildings. This response covers the consultation on the policy proposals for the in-occupation phase for higher-risk buildings in scope of the new regime.

13 October 2022

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Resource

Implementing the new building control regime for higher-risk buildings consultation – our response

We've responded to the government consultation on proposals to introduce a new, more stringent regulatory regime for higher-risk buildings. This response covers the consultation on policy proposals for the construction phase for buildings in scope of the new regime.

13 October 2022

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Regulation
Video
Webinar

Social housing rent cap consultation webinar

This webinar reviews the government’s rent cap consultation proposals and provides insights on the impact of the proposals on our members and residents.

05 October 2022

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Supported housing

Long-term funding of adult social care

The report contains recommendations for government around housing and planning, and health, care and housing integration.

03 October 2022

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Regulation
Supported housing

Reforming the private rented sector inquiry – our response

Whilst most of the reforms laid out in the white paper are targeted at private landlords, there are significant areas that affect housing associations.

03 October 2022

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Governance
Video
Webinar

Preparing for the Social Housing Regulation Bill

The latest on the Social Housing Regulation Bill and the government's plans to improve the regulation of social housing, strengthen the rights of tenants and ensure better quality and safer homes.

28 September 2022

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Supported housing
Resources
Video

New system of oversight: what will it mean for supported and sheltered housing webinar

This webinar gives members a chance to find out more about the impact of the government's new system of oversight on supported housing.

22 September 2022

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Resource

Ending rough sleeping for good – what does the 2022 Rough Sleeping Strategy mean for housing associations?

On 3 September 2022, the government published its cross-departmental Rough Sleeping Strategy, 'Ending Rough Sleeping for Good'. This briefing lays out its key announcements and what they mean for housing associations.

16 September 2022

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Video
Webinar
Climate change

What to do about hard to decarbonise homes - findings from our research

This webinar examines why some are harder to decarbonise than others.

16 September 2022

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Shared ownership
Video
Webinar

The operational challenges of rolling out the new shared ownership model webinar

This webinar explores the operational challenges for housing associations when it comes to rolling out the new shared ownership model.

09 September 2022

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Finance
Quality of homes
Climate change
Cost of living

Energy crisis: fuel poverty and communal and district heating systems

This page sets out our position on how the energy price cap financially affects housing associations and their residents and sets out short and long-term measures to address the impact of the fuel crisis.

09 September 2022

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Health
Supply of new homes
Supported housing
Resources

Building homes for an aging population

The Older Person’s Housing Group are a cross-organisational group from social housing providers across the country that are dedicated to working together to break down barriers and build these much needed homes. 

08 September 2022

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Building safety and asset management

In-occupation regime for occupied higher-risk buildings consultation – member briefing

The government is consulting on proposals to introduce a new, more stringent regulatory regime for higher-risk buildings. This briefing covers the consultation on the policy proposals for the in-occupation phase for higher-risk buildings in scope of the new regime.

07 September 2022

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Building safety and asset management

Implementing the new building control regime for higher-risk buildings consultation – member briefing

The government is consulting on proposals to introduce a new, more stringent regulatory regime for higher-risk buildings. This briefing covers the consultation on policy proposals for the construction phase for buildings in scope of the new regime.

07 September 2022

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Resource

Housing association costs rising faster than inflation

In this report commissioned by the NHF, CEBR have found that in significant areas, costs for housing associations are increasing more than headline inflation rates.

26 August 2022

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Supply of new homes
Submission

Improving disabled people’s access to let residential premises – our response to the new consultation

We've responded to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities consultation on proposals that would require landlords to make reasonable adjustments to the common parts of let residential premises when requested by a disabled person.

23 August 2022

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Resource

Emergency Evacuation Information Sharing consultation – our response

We've responded to the Home Office's consultation on proposals to support the fire safety of residents who would need support to evacuate in an emergency situation.

22 August 2022

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Building safety and asset management
Quality of homes
Supply of new homes
Toolkit

Building Information Modelling (BIM): what is it and how can it help housing associations?

A free toolkit and a business case to support housing associations looking to digitise their development and asset information.

10 August 2022

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Briefing
Video
Climate change

Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund - Wave 2 briefing

In our latest briefing session, members have the opportunity to learn more about wave two of the SHDF. This includes reviewing the latest guidance released by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to help kick-start your organisation’s retrofit project.

05 August 2022

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Regulation

How will Renters Reform affect housing associations?

Our briefing outlines what the changes to possession grounds and tenancy laws proposed in the white paper on Renters Reform mean for housing associations.

04 August 2022

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Supply of new homes

Raising accessibility standards for new homes – briefing for housing associations

Changes to planning legislation would mean all new homes will be required to have step-free access to all entrance level rooms and facilities.

04 August 2022

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Resources
Webinar

Working in partnership to mitigate against the cost of living crisis webinar

This webinar held in collaboration with the Local Government Association (LGA) provides information on what funding and support are available for housing association residents affected by the cost of living crisis.  

22 July 2022

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Resources
Video
Climate change

Decarbonisation chairs meeting recording

This webinar on decarbonisation for housing association chairs shares the latest policy updates including an update on Wave 2 of the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund and best practice from across the sector.  

21 July 2022

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Resource

Environmental Outcomes Reports – what are they and what do they mean for housing associations?

Environmental Outcomes Reports are a new proposed requirement in the planning process set to be introduced under the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill.

20 July 2022

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Climate change

Hard to decarbonise social homes

This report examines why some social homes are harder to decarbonise than others.

20 July 2022

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Quality of homes
Supply of new homes
Resources
Video
Webinar

De-risking sites and preparing them for MMC before it’s too late webinar

This webinar is focused on the use of modern methods of construction (MMC) in social housing. 

15 July 2022

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Homelessness
Guidance

What are housing associations doing to help prevent homelessness?

Published in collaboration with CIH and Homes for Cathy, these case studies shine a light on the work housing associations continue to play in tackling homelessness.

05 July 2022

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Homelessness
Rural housing
Video
Webinar

Rural homelessness: England's hidden crisis

This recorded discussion brings together experts from universities, housing associations and charities to explore how we can work together to better support service users and drive down rural homelessness.

04 July 2022

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Building safety and asset management
Video
Webinar

Building safety resident engagement webinar

This webinar is focused on building safety resident engagement strategies and how our members can adopt good practice from across the sector.

24 June 2022

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Resource

Emergency Evacuation Information Sharing consultation – member briefing

The NHF will be submitting a sector response to the consultation. To help shape our response we are seeking views from members in response to the questions and proposals outlined in this briefing.

22 June 2022

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Video
Webinar
Climate change
Smaller housing associations

Smaller housing associations and the road to zero carbon (webinar)

This webinar explores some of the issues raised in a new briefing on decarbonisation for smaller housing associations, including the support and funding available to help smaller housing associations on the road to net zero.

20 June 2022

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Resource

Is the government on track to meet its manifesto commitment to end rough sleeping by 2024?

The NHF submitted a response to the APPG for Ending Homelessness’ (APPGEH) inquiry into the government’s progress towards its welcome manifesto commitment to ‘end the blight of rough sleeping by the end of the next Parliament’.

13 June 2022

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Supported housing
Submission

Removing the invisibility of adult social care

The NHF submitted a response to the House of Lords Adult Social Care Committee’s call for evidence as part of their inquiry ‘Lifting the veil: Removing the invisibility of adult social care’.

09 June 2022

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Resource

Infrastructure Levy – briefing for housing associations

Our briefing details the policies proposed under the new Infrastructure Levy, what these might mean for housing associations, and outlines our next steps.

07 June 2022

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Supported housing
Resources
Webinar

Supported housing and young people webinar

This webinar explores how housing associations can use supported housing to support young people with skills, training and employment opportunities.

25 May 2022

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Together with tenants
Resources
Video
Webinar

Working in partnership with residents to deliver Together with Tenants

This webinar shares good examples of how housing associations have adopted Together with Tenants to work with residents to drive real change and improve trust and accountability.

19 May 2022

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Resources
Response
Submission

Consultation on local connection requirements for victims of domestic abuse – our response

Read the National Domestic Abuse Group's response to the Department for Levelling up, Housing and Communities' Consultation on local connection requirements for social housing for victims of domestic abuse.

13 May 2022

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Briefing
Response
Submission

Consultation on the impacts of joint tenancies on victims of domestic abuse - our response

Read our submission response to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities' Consultation on the impacts of joint tenancies on victims of domestic abuse.

13 May 2022

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Governance
Video
Webinar
Smaller housing associations

Code of Conduct for smaller housing associations

This is the latest in a new series of webinars focused on governance specifically for smaller housing associations.

10 May 2022

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Resource

New board member induction (webinar 2022)

This board member induction webinar is targeted at people new to the social housing sector and those who would like to learn more about the housing world.

04 May 2022

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Universal credit and welfare reform
Resources
Report

Universal Credit and rent arrears - autumn 2021

We wanted to understand how people were managing day-to-day living costs and the financial stability of the sector, as well as how the Universal Credit system has coped throughout the coronavirus crisis.

28 April 2022

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Universal credit and welfare reform
Resources
Report

Coronavirus arrears report ‘Going freestyle: what happens when the rulebook is taken away’

The NHF has jointly published a new report with Placeshapers and whg on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on rent arrears approaches at social landlords.

26 April 2022

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Diversity and equality
Governance
Video
Webinar

Becoming a truly Disability Confident employer

This webinar explores how housing associations can become Disability Confident employers attracting new talent and embedding accessible and inclusive ways of working.

25 April 2022

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Homelessness
Resources
Report

Housing homeless families

With historically numbers of homeless families currently living in temporary accommodation, we wanted to better understand how social housing is allocated to homeless families.

22 April 2022

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Governance

Code of conduct 2022

Our revised and updated Code of Conduct is a companion to our 2020 Code of Governance, setting out standards of...

20 April 2022

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Toolkit

Local Economic Impact Calculator

Our updated Local Economic Impact Calculator shows housing associations’ contribution to the productivity of local areas. 

13 April 2022

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Homelessness
Resources
Video

Housing homeless families webinar

In this webinar Bekah Ryder, Research Lead at the NHF presents the findings from the Housing Homeless Families research report and its recommendations for local authorities and housing associations, the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and the Department for Work and Pensions.

07 April 2022

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Supply of new homes
Resources
Response

Our response to the Biodiversity Net Gain Regulations and Implementation consultation

Biodiversity Net Gain will apply to developers seeking planning permission for development and will require that habitats for wildlife are left in a measurably better state than they were in prior to development.

06 April 2022

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Briefing
Climate change
Smaller housing associations

Smaller housing associations and the road to zero carbon (briefing)

This briefing explores the policy context and challenges raised by our smaller members and outlines the support the we can provide on the road to zero carbon.

25 March 2022

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Supported housing
Coronavirus
Guidance

Latest coronavirus guidance and information for housing associations

As rules and guidelines develop to reflect the changing situation, we have summarised the announcements which affect housing associations.

24 March 2022

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Governance
Resources
Report

Housing associations in 2022: a strategic review

Read our strategic review report setting out key findings into the long term future of the housing association sector.

14 March 2022

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Diversity and equality
Resources
Video

Equality, diversity and inclusion in smaller housing associations webinar

This webinar reviews how smaller housing associations can improve EDI with your organisation including some of the challenges and opportunities.

10 March 2022

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Resource

Health integration white paper briefing for housing associations

The government has published its health and social care integration white paper, Joining Up Care for People, Places and Populations.

09 March 2022

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Together with tenants
Resources
Response

Our response to the tenant satisfaction measures consultation

Read our response to the Regulator of Social Housing's tenant satisfaction measures consultation.

04 March 2022

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Health
Resources
Video
Webinar

Housing associations working alongside the NHS webinar

This webinar reviews health promotion initiatives offered by housing associations in partnership with the NHS and other stakeholders.

16 February 2022

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Governance
Resources
Video
Webinar

Consultation on new tenant satisfaction measures webinar

In this webinar hear from Kate Dodsworth, Director of Consumer Regulation from The Regulator of Social Housing who reviews the consultation on the new tenant satisfaction measures and explains what they will mean for housing associations.

14 February 2022

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Regeneration
Resources
Briefing

Levelling Up White Paper - briefing for housing associations

The government has published their much-anticipated Levelling Up White Paper, setting out a large programme of work which aims to tackle geographical disparities across England.

09 February 2022

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Video
Webinar
Climate change

Zero carbon homes: tech we can trust

Electric heat pumps are likely to be the dominant solution to how we green our homes but many questions remain.

09 February 2022

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Resources
Video
Webinar

Effective complaint handling webinar

This webinar promotes and shares good practices on complaint handling helping housing associations explore effective processes and procedures that can be implemented to resolve complaints swiftly.

03 February 2022

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Supply of new homes
Resources

Biodiversity Net Gain Regulations and Implementation consultation briefing

This briefing explores the questions and proposals set out in the government’s Biodiversity Net Gain Regulations and Implementation, published on 11 January 2022.

27 January 2022

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Video
Webinar
Domestic abuse

Domestic abuse and joint tenancies

During this webinar we discuss perpetrator management and good practice related to joint tenancies, and ensuring work with perpetrators does not come to a cost to the victim of domestic abuse.

20 January 2022

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Diversity and equality
Resources
Data
Report

Equality, diversity and inclusion regional data breakdown

The NHF has published regional breakdowns of the data for housing associations to review and act on following the launch of our national equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) report.

 

19 January 2022

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Building safety and asset management
Resources
Webinar

Building a Safer Future Charter: changing culture and reducing risk webinar

In this webinar, MHS Homes and Kier Group share their insights on why they signed up to become Building a Safer Future Charter Champions and how it has helped their organisations.

17 January 2022

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Response
Climate change

Phasing out the installation of fossil fuel heating in homes off the gas grid - consultation response

The government is seeking views on proposals to phase out the installation of fossil fuel heating systems in homes off the gas grid - read the NHF response.

12 January 2022

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Together with tenants
Resources
Response

Our response to the call for evidence on the regulation of social housing

Read our response to the Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee's call for evidence on The Regulation of Social Housing.

22 December 2021

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Building safety and asset management
Resources
Briefing

Developing a Building Safety Case briefing

Our briefing helps members to begin putting together their Building Safety Cases, and prepare for the new building safety regulations.

21 December 2021

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Supported housing
Resources
Webinar

Overseeing standards, quality and value for money in supported housing: what should be done?

This webinar explores current supported housing pilots aimed at improving the quality, enforcement, oversight and value for money in supported housing. We also review the remedies for the poor quality provision and discuss the lessons learned from the experience of Prospect Housing in trying to improve standards.

16 December 2021

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Supply of new homes
Resources
Report

People in housing need 2021

Our People in housing need report looks at the full extent of the housing crisis in England, including how different housing issues affect people across tenures and regions.

15 December 2021

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Governance
Video
Webinar
Smaller housing associations

The regulatory landscape for smaller housing associations

Discusses the current regulatory landscape for smaller housing associations and the implications of the Social Housing White Paper leaders, boards and tenants and residents.

10 December 2021

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Diversity and equality
Report

How diverse is the housing association workforce in England?

This report presents the findings of the first ever national picture of EDI within the housing association workforce in England. We have EDI data from 174 organisations, representing 71% of homes owned by housing associations in England.

09 December 2021

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Coronavirus

Resources to support communications with residents and staff about coronavirus

We’ve summarised some of the resources available from the government that housing associations can use to support their communications with residents and staff about coronavirus.

01 December 2021

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Building safety and asset management

SPEI Agreements for the Building Safety Fund: a short guide from Homes England

Subsidy Control rules apply to the Building Safety Fund. Registered providers can receive this funding via the Services of Public Economic Interest (SPEI) rules.

16 November 2021

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Finance
Universal credit and welfare reform
Video
Webinar

How can housing associations improve health and financial wellbeing through the winter and beyond?

As winter approaches, and furlough and the £20 uplift in benefits end, this webinar looked at the role of housing associations in promoting health and wellbeing alongside supporting communities facing fuel poverty and financial inclusion.

16 November 2021

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Briefing
Climate change

Heat and buildings strategy - briefing for housing associations

The Heat and buildings strategy sets out how the government plans to eliminate ‘virtually all emissions arising from heating, cooling and energy use in our buildings’.

16 November 2021

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Together with tenants
Resources
Report
Response

Stigma and Social Housing in England report – our response

Read our response to the University of Durham's new report on Stigma and Social Housing in England.

05 November 2021

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Resources
Webinar

Lessons on responding to damp and mould in homes webinar

This webinar explores how the social housing sector can respond better to damp and mould in their homes and improve residents’ experiences.

04 November 2021

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Video
Webinar
Climate change

What is the cost of making our homes zero carbon and how can this be funded?

This webinar recorded 4 November 2021 features representatives from Savills, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and Turner and Townsend.

04 November 2021

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Submission

Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021

A summary of our ongoing work and focus for the government's Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021.

27 October 2021

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Together with tenants
Resources
Video
Webinar

Together with Tenants Progress and Impact Webinar

This webinar shares findings from the study, showcasing areas where Together with Tenants has had an impact and the challenges that have been encountered across different housing associations.

26 October 2021

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Building safety and asset management
Response

Safety case principles for high-rise residential buildings – our response

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued draft guidance setting out the principles underpinning the Building Safety Case, and Safety Case Report, that will be required for all higher-risk buildings when the Building Safety Bill becomes law. We responded to their consultation on behalf of the social housing sector.

22 October 2021

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Supported housing
Resources
Response
Coronavirus

Extension of compulsory vaccinations – our consultation response

The Department of Health and Social Care has been consulting on whether or not the government should extend the existing statutory requirement for those working or volunteering in a care home to be vaccinated against coronavirus to other health and care settings.

21 October 2021

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Governance
Resources
Webinar
Smaller housing associations

Risk and assurance for smaller housing associations webinar

This webinar explores risk and assurance and will be of most intersest to chairs, board members, chief executives, company secretaries and governance leads within smaller housing associations.

21 October 2021

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Diversity and equality
Resources
Video
Webinar

Black History Month Webinar - In Conversation with Louis Julienne

For Black History Month 2021 we sat down with Louis Julienne, co-founder of the Federation of Black Housing Organisations (FBHO) to hear first-hand his story of developing the first black housing strategy.

21 October 2021

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Resource

Building Safety Levy consultation – our response

We’ve responded to the government’s consultation on the Building Safety Levy, making a case for an exemption for the sector.

21 October 2021

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Governance
Video

National Governance Network meeting (recorded 19 October 2021)

The latest forum outlines the work updating the NHF's code of conduct and gives insight into what is likely to be included in the updated document.

19 October 2021

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Climate change

Decarbonisation of housing association homes - a briefing for external stakeholders

To meet the national target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, we must decarbonise all our homes, including the 2.7 million homes in England owned by housing associations. Introducing two new pieces of work to help housing associations achieve this aim.

19 October 2021

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Climate change

Decarbonisation: a guide for housing associations

This guide sets out how to retrofit existing social homes so they are more comfortable, cheaper to live in and emit no carbon.

19 October 2021

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Climate change

Decarbonising the housing association sector - costs and funding options

We commissioned Savills to research the costings and funding options for decarbonisation of social housing so we can get a better understanding of what this vital work means financially for our sector.

19 October 2021

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Quality of homes
Video
Webinar
Climate change

Options for achieving net zero webinar

This webinar reviews a key part of the NHF's project on decarbonisation: how can we as a sector navigate our way to net-zero?

07 October 2021

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Report

How many homes did housing associations build last year?

Our end of year Supply Data report looks at how many homes the sector built over the last year.

23 September 2021

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Building safety and asset management
Response

Consultation on PAS 8673 framework for competence of Building Safety Managers: NHF response

We’ve responded to the draft Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 8673 prepared by the British Standards Institution.

22 September 2021

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Briefing
Climate change

COP26: a briefing for housing associations

Leading up to the United Nations’ annual climate change conference, the UK government has introduced several consequential measures and revised targets that impact housing associations.

10 September 2021

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Resource

The Renters’ Reform Bill: our approach for supported and temporary housing

We have proposed a way forward to MHCLG that balances ensuring supported accommodation is available for those who need it with the rights of residents and housing associations’ needs.

03 September 2021

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Governance
Video
Webinar

New board members induction (September 2021)

Hear from the NHF, the Regulator of Social Housing, the Chair of WHG and Housemark about what makes a great board member.

01 September 2021

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Supported housing
Video
Webinar

Starts at Home: enhancing residents’ wellbeing and relieving pressure on the NHS webinar

Ahead of Starts at Home Day 2021, this webinar explores how supported housing providers stepped up to meet the pressures of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and how they can continue to support their residents’ wellbeing while also working with the NHS.

26 August 2021

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Universal credit and welfare reform
Video
Webinar

Universal Credit: claiming during the coronavirus pandemic webinar

Findings and recommendations from the largest survey of people living in social housing claiming Universal Credit during the coronavirus pandemic.

18 August 2021

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Health
Briefing

Creating partnerships with health and social care for better commissioning

Our briefing outlines the importance of partnerships, and ways housing associations can demonstrate their value and forge partnerships with the NHS in their local area.

17 August 2021

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Building safety and asset management
Briefing

Building Safety Bill: member briefing

This Bill will introduce significant changes to building safety regulation. This briefing summarises the key points for housing associations.

12 August 2021

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Universal credit and welfare reform
Toolkit

#KeepTheLifeline campaign materials

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation are leading the #KeepTheLifeline campaign stop the £20 per week cut to Universal Credit payments from October. Access materials support the campaign.

12 August 2021

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Video
Webinar

Tackling discrimination and fostering inclusion within communities

Webinar discussing how action L&Q is taking to strengthen the voice of residents within housing associations to help tackle discrimination.

05 August 2021

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Universal credit and welfare reform
Report

Universal Credit: claiming during the coronavirus pandemic

Review the findings and recommendations from the largest survey of people living in social housing claiming Universal Credit during the coronavirus pandemic.

04 August 2021

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Briefing
Climate change

Defining net zero for social housing: discussion paper

Read our discussion paper on defining net zero for housing associations and review questions for NHF members to help our decarbonisation work.

28 July 2021

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Building safety and asset management
Response

Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans consultation: our response

Read our response to the government's consultation on Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans.

23 July 2021

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Finance

Government consultation on audit reform – our response

The NHF responded to a consultation on changes to audit and corporate governance which will see all housing associations with an income over £100m being classed as Public Interest Entities.

19 July 2021

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Video
Webinar
Domestic abuse

Meeting the domestic abuse requirements proposed in the social housing white paper

This webinar was organised by our National Domestic Abuse Core Group. It explores the domestic abuse requirements within the social housing white paper and how members can meet these requirements. 

19 July 2021

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Supply of new homes
Video
Webinar
Smaller housing associations

Modern methods of construction (MMC) for smaller housing associations

Exploring the opportunities for smaller housing associations in using MMC to build new homes.

15 July 2021

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Governance
Together with tenants
Video
Webinar

Meet the Regulator

Hear about how regulation in the social housing sector works currently and the changes the Social Housing White Paper is introducing.

15 July 2021

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Rural housing
Video
Webinar

Committed to rural communities

The Rural Housing Alliance share their revised rural pledge and introduce the Parish Councillors’ Guide to Rural Affordable Housing.

07 July 2021

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Building safety and asset management
Shared ownership
Briefing

Remedial works, shared owners and sub-letting – taking a sector-wide approach

Read our briefing for housing associations on how the sector could provide greater consistency for shared owners who need to sub-let their homes in buildings awaiting remedial works or EWS1 forms.

01 July 2021

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Diversity and equality
Governance
Video
Webinar

Diversity on boards: how equality and inclusion in the boardroom can transform an organisation

Hear first-hand from board members who have experienced the impact that improving equality, diversity and inclusion in the boardroom can have on an organisation.

18 June 2021

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Together with tenants
Briefing

Social Housing White Paper – member briefing and actions for housing associations

Our updated briefing outlines what steps members can take alongside each measure of the Social Housing White Paper.

17 June 2021

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Building safety and asset management
Response

PAS 9980: Fire risk appraisal and assessment of external wall construction and cladding consultation – our response

We have submitted our response to the government’s consultation on the new code of practice for fire risk appraisal and assessment of external wall construction and cladding of existing blocks of flats.

17 June 2021

Risk and assurance: A guide for housing association boards
Publication

Risk and assurance: A guide for housing association boards

This new publication brings together the links between risk, control and assurance from a governance perspective into a practical handbook...

17 June 2021

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Quality of homes
Submission

Our response to the Housing Ombudsman’s call for evidence on damp and mould

The Housing Ombudsman has asked for evidence about damp and mould in social housing. This is the response of the National Housing Federation to that call for evidence.

08 June 2021

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Shared ownership
Supply of new homes
Affordable home ownership

The new model of shared ownership and First Homes – changes to planning policy

The government has provided further details on the new shared ownership model and First Homes programme. We’ve summarised the key information and how this will affect planning policy. 

03 June 2021

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Video
Webinar

How can we keep children and young people safe and support them to achieve their potential?

Exploring the impact of the pandemic and other factors such as temporary and overcrowded housing on adverse childhood experiences and the role of housing associations in ensuring they "see the child" in service design and delivery. Description

27 May 2021

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Governance
Video
Webinar
Smaller housing associations

Succession planning and board recruitment for smaller housing associations

The first in a series of webinars delivered as part of our new extra governance support for smaller housing associations explores succession planning and board recruitment.

21 May 2021

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Building safety and asset management
Regeneration
Regulation
Supply of new homes
Briefing

Queen's Speech 2021 - briefing for housing associations

The Queen’s Speech set out the government’s priorities and legislative agenda for the coming year.

20 May 2021

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Together with tenants
Video
Webinar

Together with Tenants: The journey so far, experiences of residents, staff and board members

Residents, housing associations and their board members share insights into their Together with Tenants journey and what we can learn as we take it forward within our own organisations.

18 May 2021

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Resources
Coronavirus

Guidance on possession proceedings and evictions

We’ve summarised changes on evictions and notice periods that will come into force from June 2021

13 May 2021

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Climate change

The Sixth Carbon Budget: a briefing for housing associations

This briefing explains what the Sixth Carbon Budget is and the key implications for housing associations.

06 May 2021

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Video
Webinar
Coronavirus

Coronavirus – updates on testing, vaccinations and easing lockdown

During this webinar we hear the latest advice and guidance on key coronavirus issues, particularly options for staff testing and the roadmap for easing lockdown as it relates to supported housing and general needs.

20 April 2021

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Universal credit and welfare reform

Universal Credit in a time of crisis

An exploration of rent collection and support by housing associations during the coronavirus crisis.

15 April 2021

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Supported housing
Resources
Response

Our submission to HCLG Committee inquiry into long-term funding of adult social care

We have submitted a response on behalf of the housing association sector to the Housing, Communities and Local Government (HCLG) Committee inquiry into the long-term funding of adult social care.

15 April 2021

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Homelessness
Video
Webinar

NHF and Homeless Link webinar

During this webinar, we hear about good practice in housing management, partnerships and joint working as well as case studies from three social landlord providers involved in the delivery of Housing First. 

12 April 2021

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Shared ownership
Affordable home ownership
Video
Webinar

Shared ownership campaign transfer: updates on the NHF decision making, opportunities and ambitions for year two

We are delighted to announce that Full Communications have agreed to be the new campaign lead organisation.

09 April 2021

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Shared ownership
Supply of new homes
Affordable home ownership
Briefing

New model for shared ownership and First Homes - briefing for housing associations

Our briefing for NHF members on the recent government responses to consultations on new model for shared ownership and First Homes.

08 April 2021

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Together with tenants
Video
Webinar
Smaller housing associations

Together with Tenants: tenant and resident engagement in smaller housing associations

Focusing on the practicalities of implementing Together with Tenants in smaller housing associations, hearing examples from organisations who are already on this journey.

30 March 2021

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Video
Webinar
Climate change

Funding for green retrofitting

Hear directly from the government about funding opportunities for green retrofit work on housing association properties, focusing on plans for the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund.

29 March 2021

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Together with tenants
Video
Webinar

Together with Tenants - quality webinar

Staff and residents from Rooftop Housing Group, Platform Housing Group and WHG reflect on their experiences and challenges so far, and as we consider how to truly embed Together with Tenants across the sector.

22 March 2021

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Homelessness
Supply of new homes
Supported housing
Universal credit and welfare reform
Briefing
Domestic abuse
Climate change

Budget 2021: briefing for housing associations

Further detail on each of the key announcements from the Chancellor's Budget 2021, focused on our original calls: to build back safer, better, and stronger. 

10 March 2021

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Building safety and asset management
Supply of new homes
Submission
Climate change

Green Paper: Transforming Public Procurement - our submission to the Cabinet Office

Submission based on feedback from procurement professionals working within the housing association sector, focusing on issues which might impact specifically on housing associations.

10 March 2021

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Together with tenants
Webinar

Together with Tenants - voice, influence and accountability (webinar)

Following the launch and national rollout of Together with Tenants we are holding webinars on each of the six priorities. This webinar will focus on voice and influence and accountability.

01 March 2021

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Diversity and equality
Video
Webinar

A history of LGBTQ+ housing in England

During LGBTQ+ History Month, we consider the role our sector plays in creating safe spaces for LGBTQ+ people to thrive.

25 February 2021

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Together with tenants
Webinar

Together with Tenants - relationships and communication (webinar)

Following the launch and national rollout of Together with Tenants we are holding webinars on each of the six priorities. This webinar focuses on the first two - relationships and communication.

22 February 2021

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Supply of new homes
Briefing
Report

How many homes did housing associations build in quarter one 2020/21?

This briefing details the number of homes housing associations developed in the first quarter of 2020/21, plus numbers delivered in the twelve months to June 2020.

17 February 2021

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Briefing
Coronavirus

The winter national lockdown – key points for housing associations

What the lockdown means for housing associations and supported housing.

15 February 2021

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Governance
Video
Webinar

New board member induction

This webinar is aimed at new board members who are new to the housing sector and would like a firmer grip on the housing world.

09 February 2021

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Affordable home ownership

Evaluation of Midlands Voluntary Right to Buy pilot

08 February 2021

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Video
Webinar

Strategies to support mental health

The coronavirus pandemic has pushed every social landlord to ask the question, how can we better support the mental health of residents and staff? This webinar explores three different approaches across general needs and supported housing.

03 February 2021

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Building safety and asset management
Response

RICS EWS1 consultation response

Read our submission to the RICS consultation on the valuation of properties in multi-storey, multi-occupancy residential buildings with cladding.

28 January 2021

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Rural housing
Video
Webinar

The future of rural housing communities

Reflections on how new rural housing policy, demographic changes, the current economic climate and the coronavirus crisis is creating both opportunities and challenges for rural housing associations.

27 January 2021

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Resource

Critical worker criteria

Guidance for housing association staff and schools working to ensure critical key workers can remain at work, and schools are able to keep children and staff safe.

20 January 2021

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Governance
Regulation
Video
Webinar

Securing Directors and Officers Liability Insurance

The National Housing Federation is working with PIB Insurance Broker to support our members to procure Directors and Officers Liability Insurance from 1 April 2021.

15 January 2021

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Building safety and asset management
Briefing

RICS consultation on EWS1 forms

Member briefing on the proposed guidance from RICS on the future application of the External Wall System (EWS1) form.

15 January 2021

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Submission

Spring Budget 2021: National Housing Federation submission

We're asking the government to create jobs, boost the economy and improve people’s lives by building back safer, better and stronger.

14 January 2021

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Response
Coronavirus

Smoke alarms in domestic properties

We have responded to an MHCLG consultation on domestic smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.

13 January 2021

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Briefing
Coronavirus

Coronavirus tier system

As England returns to a tiered system of coronavirus restrictions, we've set our what it means for housing associations in all four tiers.

21 December 2020

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Shared ownership
Affordable home ownership
Response

New shared ownership model – consultation response

Read our response to the MHCLG consultation on a proposed new model of shared ownership.

17 December 2020

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Video
Webinar

Influencing insights - media relations (webinar)

Charlotte Deshmukh, Public Relations Manager at the National Housing Federation provides an update on the latest news and insight from the NHF and discussed managing reputation and dealing with local and national media.

16 December 2020

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Video
Webinar

What next with the Social Housing White Paper?

This webinar explores the implications of the white paper for the social housing sector and our residents, and how we can work best work with the government and the Regulator.

15 December 2020

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Homelessness

Commitment to Refer - guidance for housing associations

Guidance for housing associations to implement the Commitment to Refer and help end homelessness.

15 December 2020

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Finance
Tax
Response

VAT grouping consultation – NHF response

HM Treasury issued a Call for Evidence last month in relation to VAT grouping. We have responded and recommended that the UK does not introduce compulsory VAT grouping.

10 December 2020

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Supply of new homes
Response

Raising accessibility standards for new homes

We submitted our response to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s accessibility standards for new homes consultation.

10 December 2020

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Report
Climate change

Research report: where are housing associations on the path to net zero?

Research report outlines where housing associations are on the path to net zero carbon emissions.

10 December 2020

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Diversity and equality
Webinar

Equality, diversity and inclusion report launch (webinar)

Join us for this NHF member only webinar to discuss the Insight Report findings and how we can work together as a sector to make change happen.

09 December 2020

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Video
Webinar
Domestic abuse

How housing associations are responding to increases in domestic abuse

This webinar explores responses by housing associations to the rise in domestic abuse during the lockdowns and what we can learn as the pandemic continues.

08 December 2020

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Supply of new homes
Briefing

How many homes did housing associations build in 2019/20?

This briefing details the number of homes housing associations developed in 2019/20.

04 December 2020

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Supply of new homes
Briefing

How many homes did housing associations build in quarter three 2019/20?

This briefing details the number of homes housing associations developed in the third quarter of 2019/20.

04 December 2020

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Homelessness
Report

Research report on how housing associations use the Housing First model and recommendations for delivery

This report explores how housing associations are using the Housing First model as a means to address homelessness.

02 December 2020

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Briefing
Coronavirus

Our response to coronavirus and current priorities

Housing associations are working closely with residents, local government, the NHS and others to respond to the coronavirus crisis.

02 December 2020

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Building safety and asset management
Homelessness
Supply of new homes
Universal credit and welfare reform
Briefing
Climate change

Spending Review 2020 - Briefing for housing associations

Our briefing provides an overview of the government's spending plans relevant to housing associations.

02 December 2020

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Video
Webinar
Coronavirus

Coronavirus testing, winter planning and infection control in supported housing settings (webinar)

This webinar focused on operating whole scheme testing, partnership working, clinical governance and infection prevention, dealing with staffing pressures and Test and Trace. Housing associations share their strategies for protecting residents and staff and there will be plenty of time for questions.

30 November 2020

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Together with tenants
Briefing

Social Housing White Paper – member briefing

A summary of the key measures in the Social Housing White Paper, setting out the NHF’s view, detailing the measures in each chapter and our responses to these, and outlining next steps.

30 November 2020

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Diversity and equality

Equality, diversity and inclusion in housing association staff in England

Our report taking a look at how equality, diversity and inclusion looks within the housing association sector. 

30 November 2020

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Together with tenants
Video
Webinar

The Social Housing White Paper (webinar)

The government has published the Social Housing White Paper which sets out a ‘charter for social housing residents’ and aims to deliver the improvement in transparency and accountability promised in the 2018 green paper.

26 November 2020

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Governance
Video
Webinar

Introducing the Code of Governance 2020 (webinar)

This webinar set out the changes in the new Code of Governance 2020, why we made those changes, and discusses what compliance and best practice looks like for different members.

18 November 2020

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Submission
Climate change

Decarbonising heat in homes

Read our response to the BEIS Select Committee inquiry into decarbonisation.

17 November 2020

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Together with tenants
Webinar

Together with Tenants (residents webinar)

This webinar is an opportunity for residents to come together and hear more about Together with Tenants and our plans for change.

16 November 2020

Contract Management (2nd edition)
Building safety and asset management

Contract Management (2nd edition)

This comprehensive guide from the National Housing Federation provides practical advice on implementing all the stages of contract management, from...

16 November 2020

Code of Governance 2020
Governance

Code of Governance 2020

The 2020 Code of Governance is designed to help housing associations achieve the highest standards of governance and board excellence.

12 November 2020

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Supply of new homes
Response

Planning for the future - our consultation response

We’ve produced a briefing for members which sets out our response to the government’s consultation on its white paper, Planning for the future.

05 November 2020

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Diversity and equality
Webinar

A history of BME Housing in Britain (webinar)

BME housing associations play a crucial role in providing quality housing for tenants of all backgrounds.

04 November 2020

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Shared ownership
Affordable home ownership
Coronavirus

2020 Spending Review - the role social housing can play in recovery

Our submission to the 2020 Spending Review sets out the vital role housing associations already play in delivering these priorities – and what action and investment we need from the government, now and in the long term, to deliver even more.

02 November 2020

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Brexit
Universal credit and welfare reform
Video

What the EU Settlement Scheme means for housing associations, your staff and residents

Video interview with Corine Meier, Tenancy Sustainment Advisor at Gloucester City Homes and volunteer at Settled – an immigration advice charity – about the EU settlement scheme and what it means for housing associations, staff and residents.

28 October 2020

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Brexit
Universal credit and welfare reform
Briefing

Supporting residents and employees to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme – briefing

This briefing sets out changes affecting EU citizens living in the UK and how to support staff and residents to apply to the EUSS.

20 October 2020

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Together with tenants

Lessons from early adopters: governance

This briefing shares experiences from three housing associations that have already adopted the Together with Tenants charter.

20 October 2020

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Building safety and asset management
Response

Fire safety consultation response

Read our response to the Home Office’s fire safety consultation on behalf of NHF members.

13 October 2020

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Homelessness
Guidance

Government review of the Homelessness Reduction Act

The government has published its response to submissions to its call for evidence on the Homelessness Act 2017.

08 October 2020

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Response

Proposed changes to the planning system – our consultation response

Our response to the government’s consultation on short-term changes to the planning system.

06 October 2020

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Finance
Pensions
Response

Defined Benefit pensions consultation – NHF response

We’ve responded to the Pensions Regulator’s funding code of practice consultation on Defined Benefit pensions.

06 October 2020

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Regeneration
Video
Webinar

Housing associations as anchor institutions (webinar)

In this webinar, we explore how our sector can play a leading role in shaping a social and economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic that benefits every community and leaves no one behind.

02 October 2020

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Guidance

Measuring social value: guidance for housing associations

As not-for-profit landlords driven by social purpose, housing associations want to demonstrate social value to ensure the best outcomes for their residents.

01 October 2020

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Toolkit

Housing associations as anchor institutions: a toolkit

This toolkit outlines how housing associations can contribute to local communities as community anchors and includes a wide range of practical advice and insight.

01 October 2020

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Supply of new homes
Webinar

The benefits of a long term affordable housing programme (webinar)

In this webinar we explore two recently published pieces of research that evidence the impact that a long term affordable housing programme would have.

01 October 2020

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Building safety and asset management
Webinar
Smaller housing associations

Building safety for smaller housing associations (webinar)

This webinar will talk through the key building safety issues for smaller housing associations.

28 September 2020

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Submission

Comprehensive Spending Review 2020 submission

Investment in social housing can boost the economy, create jobs and opportunities across the country, support the continuing fight against the virus and improve peoples’ lives at a time when our nation needs it most.

24 September 2020

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Shared ownership
Supply of new homes
Affordable home ownership
Video
Webinar

Affordable Homes Programme - what does it mean?

We talk to MHCLG and Homes England about the 2021-26 Affordable Homes Programme (AHP) and how it plans to build up to 180,000 new homes. 

22 September 2020

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Video
Webinar

The 2020 Comprehensive Spending Review - webinar

We will be preparing a formal submission to the upcoming Spending Review setting out the key ask of the sector. This webinar sets out the key elements of our submission, and provide an opportunity for members to input and feedback.

18 September 2020

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Homelessness
Video

How social housing can support settled futures for Gypsy and Traveller communities (interview)

An interview with Ria Armstrong at Teign Housing about the role social housing can play in settled futures for Gypsy and Traveller communities.

18 September 2020

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Video
Domestic abuse

How partnership working can help housing associations tackle domestic abuse (interview)

A video interview with Calico Group CEO Anthony Duerden and Alex Atkinson, Head of Support Services at SafeNet about how they work together to tackle domestic abuse.

18 September 2020

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Book

Service charges and rentcharges: a guide for social housing landlords (6th edition)

The updated 6th edition of this service charges guide from the National Housing Federation supports the planning and delivery of...

15 September 2020

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Supply of new homes
Report

People in housing need 2020

A comprehensive analysis of the scale and shape of housing need in England today

15 September 2020

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Building safety and asset management
Submission

Draft Building Safety Bill – HCLG committee submission

The NHF submitted a response to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee as part of their pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Building Safety Bill.

14 September 2020

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Building safety and asset management
Video
Webinar

Understanding the draft Building Safety Bill (webinar)

What are the implications of this legislation for housing associations and how can the sector continue to implement the new regulatory system for building safety?

11 September 2020

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Data
Climate change

New NHF research highlights barriers to retrofitting homes

There are significant challenges to overcome if housing associations are to deliver an ambitious retrofit programme and become net zero in terms of carbon emissions by 2050. To understand these challenges better, we conducted a survey of housing associations over August 2020 to identify the major barriers and obstacles to retrofit.

10 September 2020

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Governance
Video
Webinar

New board member induction (webinar)

If you’re new to the sector and you’d like a firmer grip on the housing world, join the National Housing Federation at this Board Member Induction webinar.

09 September 2020

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Supported housing
Webinar
Coronavirus

Easing lockdown in supported housing settings (webinar)

This webinar will focus on balancing resident and staff safety with reopening schemes, including when to allow visitors, how to reopen communal facilities safely, and dealing with local lockdowns.

04 September 2020

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Homelessness
Briefing

Helping people with No Recourse to Public Funds avoid homelessness: what housing associations can do

We've produced a briefing which provides examples of what housing associations can do to help people with No Recourse to Public Funds from returning to rough sleeping.

27 August 2020

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Supported housing
Report

Report on developing new supported housing for people with long-term care and support needs

We have been working with the Housing Learning and Improvement Network to identify the key barriers to developing new supported housing for people with long-term care and support needs, and how these can be overcome.

27 August 2020

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Supply of new homes
Webinar

Planning white paper webinar

In this webinar we provide an overview of the recently launched planning white paper, outline the key issues for our sector and answer your questions.

26 August 2020

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Coronavirus
Guidance

Top tips for housing associations operating during a local lockdown

We've put together some top tips for housing associations operating during a local lockdown.

26 August 2020

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Briefing
Coronavirus

How housing associations are supporting tenancy sustainment and income collection through the coronavirus crisis

How housing associations are supporting tenancy sustainment and income collection through the coronavirus crisis.

26 August 2020

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Finance
Briefing
Coronavirus

Briefing on the financial impact of the coronavirus crisis on supported housing providers

This briefing summarises the key findings from our survey about the potential implications for the supported housing sector from coronavirus.

26 August 2020

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Building safety and asset management
Briefing

Fire safety consultation

This briefing summarises proposals set out in the government’s fire safety consultation, published on 20 July 2020.

26 August 2020

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Webinar
Coronavirus

Operating during local lockdowns (webinar)

Best practice for members on managing local lockdowns in areas where they operate. 

18 August 2020

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Supply of new homes
Briefing

Planning for the Future white paper briefing

We’re seeking member views on the planning reforms proposed in the government’s new white paper and accompanying short-term consultation.

14 August 2020

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Building safety and asset management

Briefings on the draft Building Safety Bill

We’re seeking member feedback on the proposed changes in the Bill. 

13 August 2020

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Webinar

Housing Ombudsman update: lessons learned during Coronavirus and beyond

In this webinar, the Housing Ombudsman provides an overview of their approach during the coronavirus pandemic and outlines the new complaints handling code and what it means for housing associations.

13 August 2020

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Homelessness
Webinar

Providing Housing First as a social landlord

This webinar brings together social landlords in conversation around what has worked to make their Housing First service successful.

13 August 2020

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Finance
Governance

Environmental, Social and Governance reporting white paper – consultation response

We have responded to the white paper on creating a sector-standard approach to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting.

12 August 2020

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Governance

Code of Governance: final consultation

See our final consultation on a new code of governance for housing associations.

05 August 2020

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Quality of homes

Why modern methods of construction are essential for recovery post-COVID (webinar)

Join Rt Hon Chris Pincher MP who discussed ‘why MMC are an essential part of recovery post-COVID'.

30 July 2020

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Data
Toolkit

Constituency data sheet

See how much an average home costs in your area and compare this with how much people earn and other useful data.

27 July 2020

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Data
Toolkit

Home Truths

Get the latest data on affordability, unemployment and shortfall in housing supply where you are.

27 July 2020

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Homelessness
Briefing

Briefing on new £266m fund for housing rough sleepers

See more on the government's Next Steps Accommodation Programme.

24 July 2020

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Governance
Webinar
Coronavirus

The ‘new normal’ - board excellence in recovery from the crisis (webinar)

Following on from May’s webinar on board excellence in a crisis, this webinar shifts focus to the ‘new normal’ and what boards should be discussing in recovery from the crisis.

24 July 2020

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Quality of homes
Supply of new homes
Video
Webinar
Climate change

Retrofitting to net zero (webinar)

We know that the housing sector faces real challenges in cutting carbon emissions, and there are significant obstacles to overcome. But now is the time for us to build back better.

23 July 2020

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Webinar
Coronavirus

Community safety in a pandemic: building partnerships and keeping neighbourhoods safe (webinar)

This pandemic has driven people indoors and transformed the way that social landlords work with communities, as well as increasing pressures in those communities.

17 July 2020