Why this is central to The Housing Forum’s Vision?

Our focus on the vision of a “Quality Home for All” is due to the long term and abiding shortage of homes that meet the needs of residents. Various regional housing markets may need a specific stimulus which is not covered by national housing policies.

Our analysis is unique and credible. It is drawn from the shared perspective of  a collaborative supply chain, putting forward radical and workable proposals

Insights & Reports

Report
Insight report | Shared Ownership Beyond Leasehold Services. Spotlight series 1
The first Housing Forum event in 2022 focused on policy changes to shared ownership following a recent Government consultation, and how these affect housing providers and the wider housing world.
CEO Forum
CEO Forum Insight Report | Housing Prospects for 2022
This key discussion Forum included Prospects for the 2022 housebuilding market, the Future Homes Standard, Building Safety and The Housing Forum’s latest report: “Better Procurement for Better Homes”
Report
Insight report | January 2022 Asset Strategy Forum
Asset Strategy is an important area, as housing providers look to balance their investments in existing stock with new development and meet building safety and sustainability requirements.
Report
Insight Report Asset Strategy Forum November 2021
This final Asset Strategy Forum of 2021 begins with a preview of “OPEX considerations for high quality homes” on the maintenance costs of housing association stock, followed by a presentation on ESG before turning to the net zero carbon agenda, with advice on renovation and a new zero carbon toolkit.
Report
Insight Report | Innovation Forum with Pollard Thomas Edwards: Marleigh, Cambridge
This webinar focused on Marleigh, a 180-acre site next to Cambridge Airport which will become a new urban village and eastern expansion to the city, providing 1,300 homes, primary school, local shops and a country park – plus a new business park focused on motor showrooms.
Report
Spotlight on Price. Getting it right at what cost?
The sixth in our 2021 Spotlight Series of Insights andQuestions on topical issues.

Manifesto

The Housing Forum Manifesto urges an increase in supply and delivery particularly through:

 

  • Developing more affordable homes
  • Restoring balanced housing markets
  • Later Living accommodation

OUR VIEWS

What the Housing Forum says about Housing Supply and Delivery.

ONE
Chief Executive Forums debate barriers to housing supply in many city regions and examine new offers including Build to Rent.

TWO
Growth corridors have been examined in depth. Innovation Forums have taken place in Manchester’s Northern Gateway and Development Partnership Forums in the Leeds City Region and the new settlement at Alconbury Weald in Cambridgeshire.

THREE
Our working groups carry out in depth reviews of barriers to supply and affordability. Most recently in “Future Proofing Housing Supply” and “Making a Place for Low Cost Housing”.

FOUR
As MMC becomes a feasible option for the residential sector, we have published our latest guide “MMC for affordable housing developers”. This report builds on our well-received earlier report “More Homes through Manufacture”.

FIVE
We collate members views on government consultation for new supply – the latest being First Homes.

SIX
Our views have contributed to a range of industry reviews including the Affordable Housing Commission, the London Housing Strategy and the Lyons Review.

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