National Housing Federation



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

Wellhouse Housing Association hosts four Federations in Glasgow

Wellhouse Housing Association welcomed the National Housing Federations of Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England last week to discuss tenant led boards and the possible impact of the full roll out of Universal Credit (UC) as part of a UK nations information sharing event.

Published 21 May 2018

Blog: There’s no such thing as a ‘for-profit’ housing association (and anyone who says different is wrong)

A number of organisations have appeared, calling themselves ‘housing associations’ but with business models completely contrary to the core values of housing associations – this is extremely dangerous, writes David Orr.

Published 15 May 2018

Scottish architect awarded Churchill Fellowship to explore worldwide housing innovation

An architect from Inverness is among ten UK housing professionals and others to have been awarded prestigious Churchill Fellowships offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel the world and research cutting-edge solutions to important topical issues in housing.

Published 12 March 2018

Housing stalwart David Orr to retire from National Housing Federation

David Orr has announced his intention to retire as chief executive of the National Housing Federation at the end of September after more than 12 years in the role.

Published 1 February 2018

£600m heating services procurement framework promises big energy savings for Scottish social landlords

A new specialist heating services procurement framework specifically designed to meet the needs of the Scottish social housing sector has been launched, offering participating social landlords the opportunity to achieve major improvements in energy efficiency and significant savings on their energy bills.

Published 6 November 2017

PM announces plans for energy price cap in housing filled speech to conference

Prime Minister Theresa May has renewed a commitment to introduce a cap on energy prices for customers on standard variable tariffs.

Published 5 October 2017

England: Social housing spending at record low due to government cuts

A massive reduction in UK government grants to social landlords in England is responsible for the deep fall in the construction of social housing over the past seven years, according to the National Housing Federation.

Published 19 September 2017

Blog: Make social housing our nation’s badge of honour

If there is to be any good coming from the tragedy of Grenfell Tower, it’s that politicians, policy makers and public alike agree that we need a clear affordable housing offer for everyone, writes David Orr.

Published 30 August 2017

100 heating contractors bidding for £600m social housing procurement framework

With less than a week to go to submit bids, one hundred specialist heating contractors from across Scotland have already registered an interest in a new £600 million social housing procurement framework being run by Procurement for Housing Scotland (PfH Scotland).

Published 11 July 2017