This page contains information about local and national housing bodies.
National Housing Federation
The National Housing Federation represents 1,200 independent, not-for-profit housing associations in England and is the voice of affordable housing. Their members provide two and a half million affordable homes for more than five million people.
The mission of the National Housing Federation is to support and promote the work that housing associations do and campaign for better housing and neighbourhoods.
Their five strategic aims are to:
- Create the conditions for our members to flourish
- Ensure housing associations have a strong and positive reputation
- Lead the housing and neighbourhoods policy agenda nationally and locally
- Provide excellent, highly valued organisational and business support for all our customers and their tenants
- Ensure the National Housing Federation is an exemplary organisation and a great place to work.
To find out more about the National housing federation visit, www.housing.org.uk
Leasehold Advisory Service (LEASE)
LEASE, The Leasehold Advisory Service, (ENDPB) funded by Government to provide free legal advice to leaseholders, landlords, professional advisers, managers and others on the law affecting residential leasehold and commonhold.
They provide advice by telephone, by letter or email, or in person at their office; they can arrange seminars and group meetings where large numbers of leaseholders want to discuss a joint issue. They publish a wide range of free advice notes.
For more information about LEASE please visit, www.lease-advice.org
Homes and Communities Agency (HCA)
The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) is the national housing and regeneration agency for England, with an annual investment budget of more than £5bn. The HCA was formed on 1 December 2008 along with the Tenant Services Authority. The HCA is a non-departmental public body and their role is to create opportunity for people to live in high quality, sustainable places. They provide funding for affordable housing, bring land back into productive use and improve quality of life by raising standards for the physical and social environment.
To find out more about the HACA visit, www.homesandcommunities.co.uk
Housing Ombudsman Service
The Housing Act 1996 (amended by the Housing & Regeneration Act 2008) requires all social housing providers to belong to the Service. It includes all providers registered with the Tenant Services Authority, such as landlords, managing agents, and developers. Their service is free, independent and impartial.
You can write to the Write to the Housing Ombudsman at: Housing Ombudsman Service
81 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4HN or call on 0300 111 3000
For more information about the Housing Ombudsman service please visit, www.housing-ombudsman.org.uk