Housing associations are perfectly placed to work with their local authority partners to help negotiate and deliver devolution deals in their communities, ensuring the best housing solutions.
A commitment to housing growth is a key part of all of the devolution deals that have been agreed by the Chancellor. Where this is strong leadership and a vision for change that is developed collaboratively with partners, greater devolution has the potential to transform an area by bringing decision making and investment much closer to local priorities.
Taking a localised approach to housing delivery, strategic planning, and land availability and linking this across to issues of employment and regeneration is crucial to creating places where people want to live and work.
For housing associations devolution presents opportunities to showcase their unique offer. Devolution isn’t just about housing growth, it’s also about the wider public sector reform agenda with key themes of health and social care integration and employment and skills presenting opportunities for housing associations to demonstrate the breadth of their offer.
Housing associations across the country are working closely with the emerging combined authorities in devolved areas to help shape the housing vision and to demonstrate their contribution to making that vision a reality.
Read on for information, resources and advice on:
- Devolution Deals – What’s happening in my area?
- The Economic impact of housing associations
- How to find out more
- LEPs City Deals and Core Cities