National Housing Federation

Filmmaker Ken Loach Absolutely Nailed It At Huge Westminster Housing Rally

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK

Britain's housing crisis is worse now than a half century ago when the issue was thrust into the limelight by a gritty TV play, its director Ken Loach...

Giving Away Homes Would Be Bonkers

David Orr | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Politics
David Orr

If you are an avid reader of the Daily Telegraph or Times you will be aware that there is a new round of speculation that some of our politicians are interested in extending the Right to Buy to housing associations... If there is a serious proposal to legislate again, it will fail again. And here's why.

Britain's Next Housing Crisis

Nash Riggins | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Politics
Nash Riggins

In last week's autumn statement, Chancellor George Osborne was able to showboat the supposed successes of his austerity-driven financial agenda and renew his increasingly unlikely commitment towards balancing Britain's topsy-turvy budget. Yet while he's busy fritting away government assets and liabilities at break-neck speed, Mr Osborne appears keen to ignore a major housing crisis looming just over the horizon. It won't be pretty.

Towards a Vision: Housing Associations and England's Housing Crisis

David Orr | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
David Orr

We can't afford to be caught unaware like this again. There is too much at stake: the country is in a housing crisis and needs housing associations to build homes, while millions of people around the country depend on them for shelter. These businesses need to be strong and must be able to weather even the harshest of storms.

Businesses Are Held Hostage as the Housing Crisis Chokes Our Economic Recovery

David Orr | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK
David Orr

We commissioned a ComRes survey that found four out of five employers said the lack of affordable housing was choking economic growth, with 70% warning it was affecting their ability to attract and keep workers.

The Bedroom Tax: A Perfectly Mad System?

Enya Quin-Jarvis | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Enya Quin-Jarvis

With an increasing demand for properties, combined with an acute shortage of social housing, the idea of taxing council tenants who maintain a spare room seems reasonable, but a closer investigation into the matter reveals that this taxation may be affecting societies most vulnerable whilst only adding to a worsening housing situation.

Now Is the Time to Start Building Houses

David Orr | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK Politics
David Orr

We desperately need housing to be a national priority to deliver a huge increase in new homes. Our continued failure to tackle this problem head on hits millions of families hard, denies people the opportunity to buy their own home, traps increasing numbers of working people in benefit dependency at huge cost to the public purse and acts as a real brake on economic growth.

The Budget Was a Lost Opportunity for Housing and the Economy

David Orr | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK Politics
David Orr

For those of us involved in housing, the growth agenda is what matters. We understand how important growth is for the economy and how essential it is that we create new jobs, not least because so many housing associations are exploring ways of assisting their residents to get into work.

'Disastrous' Tax Will Force Kids To Share Rooms And Hurt Foster Families, Say Experts

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 12.12.2011 | UK Politics

Expert have urged peers to halt the government's proposed "bedroom tax" amid claims it will have "disastrous" consequences. In a blog for the Huffi...

We Need More Affordable Homes

Richard Harrington | Posted 30.10.2011 | UK Politics
Richard Harrington

The figures released today by the National Housing Federation make for worrying reading, with home ownership to reach the lowest levels they have been since the 1980s.

Housing Market In Crisis: Study

Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.10.2011 | UK Politics

Millions risk being “locked out” of the housing market, the National Housing Federation has warned. A forecast for the group has predicted home...