National Housing Federation



UK builders warn of fewer new affordable homes due to safety crisis costs

Plans for thousands of affordable homes are likely to be dropped as billions of pounds are set aside to fix the building safety crisis, UK builders have warned.

Published 18 October 2021

England: £8.6bn allocated for affordable homes

The UK Government has today allocated funding worth £8.6 billion for its Affordable Homes Programme which will deliver around 119,000 homes, including 57,000 for ownership, 29,600 for social rent and 6,250 affordable rural homes.

Published 31 August 2021

SFHA joins calls to extend Universal Credit uplift as survey reveals fears of claimants

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has joined forces with housing association representatives in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to call on the UK Government to extend the £20 uplift in Universal Credit (UC) payments. 

Published 18 August 2021

Success in England for Kingdom’s Naumann Initiative

A Scottish initiative to create jobs for people with experience of homelessness has achieved success in England.

Published 25 February 2021

England: 'Landmark' charter to improve social housing and give residents a greater voice

A new social housing charter has been launched in England which sets out reforms that aim to speed up the complaints procedure for residents and make landlords more accountable.

Published 17 November 2020

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