Local Economic Impact Calculator

15 July 2020

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

Housing associations are key drivers of economic growth and have a huge impact on the local communities where they operate, adding value to the UK economy and supporting thousands of jobs.

What is the calculator?

The Federation’s Local Economic Impact Calculator is a free, easy-to-use tool available to all members. It allows housing associations to estimate the economic impact of:

  • Building new affordable homes in their area, simply by inputting a given number of homes.
  • Their day-to-day activity, calculated either by the number of homes managed or turnover.
  • The activity of housing associations within a given area.

Data can be profiled by: 

  • Local authority area.
  • Combined authority area.
  • Local Enterprise Partnership area.
  • English regions.

It’s essential for housing associations to demonstrate their strength to local and national politicians by promoting their economic contribution. 

This version replaces the 2019 edition and is based on the latest available data.

Homes at the Heart

Our homes have never been more important to us than they have been during the coronavirus crisis. For some people, home has been a sanctuary. For others, it has been a prison. Everyone deserves a safe, secure, comfortable place to call home. Not just now, in the middle of this crisis, but always. 

Investing in social housing makes this possible. It will also boost the economy, create jobs and improve people’s lives when our nation needs it most.

That’s why we’ve launched Homes at the Heart, a national campaign and coalition calling for a once-in-a-generation investment in social housing.

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Who to speak to

Tristan Carlyon, Head of Research and Analysis