More than a network

Over 150 like-minded organisations, from both the public and private sectors, make up The Housing Forum’s growing membership

Members enjoy unparalleled access to events, networking, research workstreams, industry insights and knowledge sharing in all aspects of the housing and construction industry.

Our activities drive quality in design, construction and maintenance of housing through collaboration and innovation. We provide both a national perspective and regional insights to the industry.

The Housing Forum is a powerful business network. Our members have a major influence on housing supply and quality. They represent £24bn turnover in the housing sector, and our Council and Housing Association members have estimated 10-year housebuilding targets in excess of 800,000 homes. 

We’d love to talk to you about other benefits of membership to your organisation. Please contact Chief Executive, Shelagh Grant, for further information.

More than a network

Membership will…


  • Connect you with cross-sector leaders from across the housing supply chain
  • Keep you ahead of the curve with industry-leading insights
  • Provide you with an opportunity to influence policy and best practice
  • Enable you to support our mission to increase the supply of new homes 
  • Further the drive for improved quality standards in design and construction

Our members range from Clarion Housing Group to Vistry Partnerships and from Genuit Group to the Greater London Authority.

As a not-for-profit organisation, we rely on members’ support to achieve our vision of ‘A Quality Home for All’.


Access To Events, Workstreams and Conferences

Together with members, we co-produce stimulating events, workstreams, consultations and conferences which tackle the challenges faced by the sector. We aim to advance solutions to deliver both the step change in the numbers and quality of homes.

Members of The Housing Forum benefit from free attendance to all of our activities. In 2022, we delivered around 30 events and workstreams throughout the country.

The Housing Forum helps to build better partnership approaches by providing platforms for the exchange of ideas, development of better practice and the forging of cross-sector relationships.

We produce an insight report for all our of activities, which we send to all of our members, ensuring that every organisation can benefit from knowledge sharing, sector briefings and topical discussion.

Our members are provided with the following:

  • Automatic invitation to events
  • Event Guide – containing the programme, speaker details and delegate list
  • Insight Report of the event – presentation summaries and Q&A responses
  • MyProPass – automated CPD certification
  • Event recording and slides (upon request)

Membership Benefits

Participate in Influential Research Reports & Working Groups

The Housing Forum has a reputation for the regular production of hard-hitting research reports and industry insights.

Our working groups bring together experts from all areas of the supply chain – architects, contractors, consultants, developers, government, housebuilders, housing associations, investors, manufacturers, local authorities and professional bodies – to investigate key issues on the housing agenda and encourage innovative and collaborative solutions.

Participation in our working groups is a valuable benefit of membership, involving the opportunity to build influence through meetings, discussions, workshops, and case studies.

The Housing Forum receive strong press coverage for reports and events.

‘Modern methods of construction (MMC) will play a vital role in increasing the supply of affordable housing in the UK, according to a new guide published by The Housing Forum’

– Inside Housing, October 2019

Membership benefits

Encourage Partnership Working & Inform Policy

The Housing Forum has 20+ years’ experience working in both public and private housing sectors. We were founded to drive Egan principles of partnership and collaboration.

We have developed an extensive network and a reputation for a high standard of knowledge.

Through our strong links with national and regional policymakers, we aim to influence policy and practice in the way projects are procured and delivered.

Our cross-sector board represents the entire housing supply chain.

Our membership have a commitment to partnership working. The Housing Forum is a democratic organisation that provides all members with the opportunity to interact, inform and influence.

We are uniquely placed to inform and influence both the sector and government policy.

What our members say