The National Housing Federation represents approximately 1,200 independent, not-for-profit housing associations in England and is the voice of affordable housing. Our members provide 2 million affordable homes for 5 million people. The mission of the National Housing Federation is to support and promote the work that housing associations do and campaign for better housing and neighbourhoods.
The Directory of members is our flagship publication, and has been distributed to member organisations for over 20 years.
Our five strategic aims are:
- To create the conditions for our members to flourish
- To ensure housing associations have a strong and positive reputation
- To lead the housing and neighbourhoods policy agenda nationally and locally
- To provide excellent, highly valued organisational and business support for all our customers and their tenants
- To ensure the National Housing Federation is an exemplary organisation and a great place to work.
Additional information about the data in the Directory
The National Housing Federation gathers data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
The Federation operates in nine designated regions. After searching by region, the member’s main region will be stated first, ie, the region in which the association has its registered office. If other regions are stated, the member has over 50 units in ownership in each area.
Chief executive - refers to the most senior staff member: the chief executive or director, but in some organisations manager, secretary/manager, co-ordinator or another job title
Chair - refers to the chair, however styled, of the organisation's main board or management committee
Company secretary - is the secretary; in some cases the post may be held by a board member; in others by a paid staff member
Low cost home ownership (LCHO) dwellings
They are stated separately from the number of homes for rent, in both management and development categories. LCHO homes are included, however, in overall Management and Development total figures. Development total SH figures do not include supported housing units or residential care units.
Subsidiaries and groups
Where a member has a subsidiary organisation, ie, another housing organisation in Federation membership under its control, the subsidiary/ies will appear within the normal A-Z listing as well as being shown at the end of the ‘parent’ entry. Each subsidiary association will also state its parent association.
Refers to an approximation of the type of tenant housed in the home for rent.