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House of Commons celebration for Northern Housing Consortium at 50

As part of our 50th anniversary celebrations, we held a Parliamentary Reception at the House of Commons. Lord Best OBE DL hosted this special event and was joined by housing leaders, senior civil servants, parliamentarians, residents and community representatives. The reception reflected on the achievements of the past, current challenges, and explored how together we […]

Northern Housing Consortium 2024 Election of Directors

The Northern Housing Consortium represents the views of housing organisations in the North of England, with our membership of local and combined authorities, ALMOs and housing associations representing over 9 out of every 10 social homes in the North.  Our vision is our collaborative Northern voice helps members create and regenerate sustainable homes and build […]

NHC reaction to Government’s focus on housing

The NHC has welcomed the new Government’s focus on housing in its first few days of office. The Prime Minister Keir Starmer recognised the importance of affordable housing in his first speech; and the Chancellor Rachel Reeves has now promised to “get Britain building” with planning reform and new house building targets. Tracy Harrison, Chief […]

2024 General Election Briefing out now

We’ve witnessed the first change of government for over a decade. The political landscape in the North – and the UK – looks different with 69 new MPs in the North. The NHC General Election briefing gives a lowdown on who all the Northern MPs are – and flags those with interests relevant to our members. […]

Building the Future of the North

Building the Future of the North is our new offer to government to work together over the next ten years to transform communities and enable thousands more northerners to live in good quality homes.  Patrick Murray, NHC Executive of Policy and Public Affairs explains more about the offer and his hopes for the future – both […]

Visiting members’ sites across West Yorkshire

As part of our continuous work engaging with our members and highlighting the great work they are doing, we visited various sites across West Yorkshire. We kicked off the visits with a trip to the Climate Innovation District (CID). Developed by Citu, the CID is an £800m project on former brownfield land forming party of […]

National Resident Involvement Conference 2024

Member engagement manager James Bryson reports from the NHC’s annual National Resident Involvement Conference in partnership with YD consultants   Now in its 15th year, this event brings together involved residents and engagement professionals from across the country. As always, there was a wide range of insight from sector leaders, best practice and opportunities for residents […]

Heartwarming Homes – working together to make a difference

The NHC, Placeshapers and Tpas came together to launch the Heartwarming Homes toolkit, to support housing providers to engage with residents about energy efficiency improvements. The project came about following the NHC’s Social Housing Tenants’ Climate Jury and Placeshapers and Tpas research Residents’ Voices in the Net Zero Journey. Both pieces of work had similar […]

Member visit to tower block retrofit project

A group of Northern Housing Consortium members visited Heaton Park Court, a 12-storey tower block in Newcastle upon Tyne currently managed by Your Homes Newcastle, which is undergoing significant energy efficiency upgrades. NHC members were also joined by RE:GEN, a North East-based contractor delivering the retrofit works, who have extensive experience in delivering similar schemes. […]