National Housing Federation



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

England: Voluntary right to buy pilot launched for housing association tenants

A £200 million pilot has been launched today to extend the right to buy for social housing association tenants in England.

Published 16 August 2018

England: Social housing green paper promises ‘new deal’ for social housing tenants

New measures which aim to “rebalance” the relationship between landlords and residents are to be considered as part of government proposals on social housing in England.

Published 14 August 2018

England: Housing organisations call for 'bold plans' to tackle cause of homelessness

Housing and homelessness organisations in England have welcomed commitments in the UK government's new rough sleeping strategy, while calling for bold plans to tackle the causes of homelessness.

Published 13 August 2018

UK housing bodies warn ‘flawed’ Universal Credit is causing debt and hardship for families in social housing

The four UK housing federations have issued a joint call to the UK government to reform the “flawed” Universal Credit system which they say is causing debt, suffering and hardship for the families they house.

Published 10 July 2018

England: Brexit fallout sees eighth housing minister appointed in eight years

Kit Malthouse MP has been appointed as the new minister of state for housing in England, the fifth minister to hold the position in the last three years.

Published 10 July 2018

New chief executive appointed at National Housing Federation

Kate Henderson has been appointed as the new chief executive of the National Housing Federation.

Published 22 June 2018