Taking stock: Understanding the quality and energy efficiency of housing association homes

27 January 2020

Taking stock: Understanding the quality and energy efficiency of housing association homes

This research set out to explore the condition of homes in the sector, both in terms of their physical quality and how energy efficient they are, and crucially how these physical features impact on people’s lives.

The analysis shows clearly that housing associations provide some of the best homes in England. Housing association homes are:

  • more energy efficient than any other sector
  • in a better state of repair than any other rented tenure, and on a par with owner occupied homes
  • significantly more accessible to wheelchair users than any other tenure
  • less likely to be located in poor quality neighbourhoods than private rented and local authority homes.

The research also highlights some of the particular challenges faced by housing associations.

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Who to speak to

Amy Simmons, Head of Policy