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.
- Read an article Rushanara wrote for the NewStatesman on how the progressive aims of housing associations are being subverted
- Watch Rushanara's speech from an adjournment debate she secured on the regulation of social housing
- Read an article from the East London Advertiser on Rushanara's referral of East Thames Housing to the Housing Regulator
- Read an article from the Guardian on the work Rushanara is doing in Parliament to ensure the right regulation is in place on housing associations
- Watch Rushanara in the Communities and Local Government Committee press the head of the Housing Ombudsman on how her department respond to housing complaints