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
Procurement Survey 2020 Results
The Procurement Working Group is formulating a Best Practice Guide for the industry. As part of this process, our members have contributed views and taken part in our survey which you can download as a PDF here.
Report
More Affordable Homes with MMC
As interest from local councils and housing associations grows and the industry applies necessary safety standards, how will the MMC offer develop? Read here our Insight Report from 18 June webinar.
Report
A Different Approach to Procurement?
This report summarises webinar discussions held on 28 May 2020.
Breakfast Briefing
Choose to Build to Rent
Considering the growth of Build to Rent (BTR) and how this market is being shaped. Covering investment, business models, customer offers and the growing range of building typologies.
CEO Forum
Housing is our Priority
Pre-election debate on the political importance of housing supply and a quality home for all. Partnerships are the way to get housing moving in the right direction.
CEO Forum
What’s next for the cross-subsidy model?
Cross-subsidy is at its limits – government must be made aware that the model has reached capacity and capital subsidy (land) should be brought forward as a counter cyclical solution.

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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