National Housing Federation

If Housing Supply Had A Facebook Page Then Its Status Would Forever Be 'It's Complicated'

Rob Warm | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK
Rob Warm

Fundamentally, what we choose to spend our resources on - both as individuals and as a society - tells us a lot about the sort of people we are and the sort of society we aspire to be. The message of the report is very simple. Smarter investment can lead to better outcomes. The case is compelling. Show us the money for genuinely affordable rented homes and housing associations will get on with the job of building them. Maybe it isn't so complicated after all.

'Fundamental' Review Of Social Housing To Be Carried Out In Light Of Grenfell Tragedy, Sajid Javid Announces

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK Politics

A “top-to-bottom” review of social housing is to be carried out, Sajid Javid announced today in the wake of the Grenfell tragedy. The Communities ...

'Absurdly' Low Spending On Social Homes Must End, Top Housing Body Tells Tories

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK Politics

Historic low levels of spending on social housing can no longer be ignored by the Government in the wake of the Grenfell tragedy, the National Housing...

Make Social Housing Our Nation's Badge Of Honour

David Orr | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK Politics
David Orr

Housing association and council tenants are, in truth, just like the rest of us - people doing their best for themselves and their families. They are doing so in what are often cripplingly difficult circumstances. In these situations, nobody should be blamed for poverty or characterised as a cheat, scrounger or failure.

A Mixed Bag of Challenges and Opportunities Lie Ahead for Britain's Housing - And I Am Optimistic

David Orr | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Politics
David Orr

By providing secure homes for all we build a foundation on which anyone and everyone can build a better life for themselves. To hark back to Mr Cameron's comments that I referenced at the start, I can think of no better 'one nation' goal than that.

Private Renters in UK Pay Double the European Average

Gerald Koessl | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK
Gerald Koessl

In fact, private renters in the UK pay the highest price for housing in the entire European Union. With an average monthly rent of 902 Euros per month (the equivalent of around £730), private renters in the UK pay almost double the amount of the European average, which is 481 Euros

Righting the Wrongs of Right to Buy

Catherine Ryder | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK
Catherine Ryder

What more do we know now the Queen has sat down that we didn't know last week? We know there will be a housing bill and that extending Right to Buy will be part of it, but that's about it. Quite how much of the detail has been worked out behind the scenes and how much is still up for grabs remains to be seen.

Over 200 Announcements But The Coalition Has Still Missed The Big Picture On Housing

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Politics

Beyond The Ballot is The Huffington Post UK's alternative take on the General Election, taking on the issues too awkward for Westminster. It focuses o...

Louise Ridley

Britain's Housing Crisis Is A Mess: Here's How We Sort It Out | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Politics

Beyond The Ballot is The Huffington Post UK's alternative take on the General Election, taking on the issues too awkward for Westminster. It focuses o...

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 14.04.2015 | 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...