Regulation and Local Accountability of Housing Associations

Housing associations should be a vital part of the solution to Britain’s housing crisis. They provide affordable, quality, rented and shared-ownership accommodation, and the best ones are anchored in their communities.

The progressive aims of housing associations however have become subverted, and the not-for-profit ethos of them is being undermined. Some housing associations which were designed to be responsive to their residents and on the side of local communities have become more like the private landlords to which they were supposed to provide an alternative.