National Housing Federation



England: New COVID-19 housing and employment taskforce launched

A new COVID-19 Housing and Employment Taskforce has launched, bringing key leaders from the housing and employment sectors together to work with government and policy makers, to ensure that the sectors - and the people and communities they serve - are best supported during the COVID-19 epidemic. 

Published 23 April 2020

England: Complete ban on evictions and additional protection for renters

Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has announced emergency legislation to ensure no renters in England will be forced out of their home during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 19 March 2020

UK-wide innovation programme launched to encourage housing collaboration

Hundreds of housing associations from every part of the UK have come together to launch an ambitious innovation programme to tackle the biggest challenges in the sector.

Published 19 February 2020

Lorna Wilson: The future’s housing

As the SFHA reveals Housing Futures as the fourth strand of its Innovation and Future Thinking programme, Lorna Wilson shares her thoughts on the announcement.

Published 16 January 2020

England: National Housing Federation appoints new executive direct of public impact

Rhys Moore has been appointed as executive director of public impact at the National Housing Federation.

Published 28 November 2019

James Prestwich makes switch from National Housing Federation to CIH

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has appointed James Prestwich as its new director of policy and external affairs.

Published 27 November 2019

CIH includes more housing organisations in new domestic abuse pledge

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has launched a new pledge which aims to help more housing organisations tackle domestic abuse.

Published 9 April 2019

UK: Zoopla to ban ‘no DSS’ wording in rental adverts

Property website Zoopla has announced plans to overhaul its rental adverts to ban posts which refuse to take renters on housing benefits.

Published 15 March 2019

Blog: Reflections: the politics (and politicians) of housing

In another blog marking his time as chief executive of the National Housing Federation, David Orr explores the role politics has played in the story of the housing association sector.

Published 27 September 2018

Blog: Reflections: why housing associations have never lost our social purpose – and never will

In the latest in a series of blogs looking back at his time as chief executive of the National Housing Federation, David Orr writes why he thinks some people say housing associations have lost their social purpose (and why it’s simply not true).

Published 27 September 2018

Blog: Reflections: the changing face of housing associations

In one of a series of blogs looking back at his time as National Housing Federation chief executive, David Orr examines how remarkably resilient and adaptable housing associations are in the face of great change.

Published 26 September 2018

England: PM pledges £2bn to help housing associations deliver tens of thousands of homes

Prime Minister Theresa May is to announce £2 billion in new funding to give housing associations the long-term certainty they need to deliver tens of thousands of new affordable and social homes.

Published 19 September 2018

England: National Housing Federation welcomes action against fake housing associations

The National Housing Federation (NHF) has praised the UK government for taking action against for-profit housing providers describing themselves as "housing associations".

Published 7 September 2018

New partnership to address urgent need for evidence based leadership in homelessness sector

Clore Social Leadership and the Centre for Homelessness Impact have announced details of a new partnership in response to the increasing crisis in housing and homelessness and the need for stronger, evidence based approach to leadership within the sector.

Published 29 August 2018

England: Shelter plans legal action to tackle discrimination of tenants on benefits

A new campaign has been launched after an investigation uncovered routine discrimination by letting agents against tenants on housing benefit.

Published 22 August 2018