The NHC’s offer to the next Government

We’ve launched a new offer to the next government to transform…

A privilege to be NHC Chair

Geraldine Howley, former chair of the Northern Housing Consortium…

Inside Housing events

Members are meeting with Inside Housing editor Martin Hilditch…

Making resident involvement centre stage

Yvonne Davies has over 38 years of experience working in housing…

Social Homes improves lives: a Shelter and IKEA research partnership

Shelter is doing a new two-year research project looking…

NHC brings Pride in Place to Downing Street

Our chief executive Tracy Harrison attended a reception of the…

General election opportunity to transform communities and lives across the North

The general election is a real opportunity for the housing sector…

NHC disappointed by change to Renters Reform Bill

Last week, the Renters Reform Bill passed its third reading in…

Government confirms one year rent settlement extension

The government has recently confirmed that, alongside the introduction…

An exciting future in housing

Policy & Public Affairs Officer Joe Bews joined the NHC nearly…

Discovering Amsterdam’s Green Scene, with the NHC and GEM programme

At the start of this month, I was lucky enough to be a part…

NHC announced as partner for Housing 2024

In June, Ocean Media Group bring the largest housing conference…

Bursary helps Danielle stitch up success  

Danielle was able to buy a sewing machine so she could train to be a self-employed seamstress after...

Dream career in the ambulance service for Bursary winner Simone 

Torus tenant Simone is now working for the ambulance service…

Advocating for a sustainable future which benefits everyone

Steve Mackenzie is Homes and Environment Champion on Yorkshire…

Excited about an inclusive future for housing

Member Engagement Officer Ruth Chaplain has been at the Northern…

The NHC responds to the Homes England Public Bodies Review

The government has published the Homes England Public Bodies…

The NHC calls on the government to meet Renters Reform Bill pledges

Last week it was widely reported that the government intend to…

50 Unlocking Success awards to mark our 50th anniversary

We’ve launched a bigger and better version of Unlocking…

The Big Lunch Building Pride in Place

In November 2023 the Northern Housing Consortium and partners…

Spring Budget 2024

On March 6th, Jeremy Hunt gave his final Spring Budget prior…

APPG for Housing in the North convenes for first session of 2024

In March, the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Housing…

The foundations for a career in housing

As part of our 50th anniversary celebrations we’re speaking…

Serving the community since the 70s

Ian Vickers, neighbourhood team leader at Believe Housing, has…

Green Jobs, Sustainable Futures

We know that recruitment and skill development is one of the…

NHC consultations – Get involved

Awaab’s Law: Consultation on timescales for repairs in the…

Competition and Markets authority voices significant concerns with housebuilding market

The Competition and Markets Authority has shared its “fundamental…

Supporting victim survivors of gambling-related domestic abuse – a focus on women in social housing

Social enterprise, Addressing Domestic Abuse (ADA), are seeking…

Delivering affordable Passivhaus homes in the heart of Salford

Member Engagement Manager James Bryson reports from our recent…

DLUHC Publishes further guidance on ‘Pride in Place’

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC)…

Northern Housing Consortium and Belong Network Announce Reciprocal Membership

NHC and the Belong Network to collaborate around the sector’s…

Look out for the Chancellor’s Spring Budget next Wednesday

Next Wednesday, Jeremy Hunt will deliver the 2024 Spring Budget…

New executive director joins the NHC at crucial time for housing in the North

We’re pleased to welcome new Executive Director of Policy…

Over thirty years of friendship at the NHC for Lynda

When Executive Assistant Lynda Redshaw joined the Northern Consortium…

Lord Callanan meets NHC members ahead of SHDF Wave 3

The Northern Housing Consortium (NHC) held a member’s roundtable…

Rent increases confirmed for 2024/25

On 4th January, the Regulator of Social Housing (RSH) published…

DLUHC publishes updated National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)

DLUHC published an updated National Planning Policy Framework…

Consultation Launched on Awaab’s Law To Set Timescales For Repairs

On 9th January, the government launched a consultation into Awaab’s…

New Learning Report: Floor Coverings in Social Housing

Landlords’ perspectives of the provision of floor coverings…

NHC awarded Better Health at Work Silver Award

We are delighted to announce that we have achieved our Better…

50 and fabulous!  

It’s a big birthday for the NHC – we’ve been the voice…

NHC submits representation to HM Treasury

In the run up to the Chancellor’s Spring Budget on 6th March…

Housing Strategy with Campbell Tickell – event write-up

The Northern Housing Consortium and Campbell Tickell hosted their…

Affordable housing completions reach the highest levels in eight years.

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC)…

750,000 private renter households in the North let down by Government’s energy u-turn

Shocking new analysis, announced in a report today, shows…

The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) has launched SHDF Wave 2.2.

The guidance documents, clarification responses, application…

Summit 2023 event write-up

The Northern Housing Consortium’s (NHC) annual Northern…

Reshuffles and Resignations: November’s key ministerial changes

November saw major changes in government with prime minister…

Pride in Place Goes to Preston for Peoples Powerhouse Convention

The NHC will be in Preston this week for the This is the…

Get retrofit ready!

The government has opened the window for applications to Wave…

North East housing providers form partnership to help deliver more social homes across the region

With over 40,000 North East households on the waiting list for…

Autumn Statement 2023 – NHC on-the-day briefing

The Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, today delivered his Autumn Statement amid…

Pride in Place: views from Northern communities

‘Pride in Place: views from Northern communities’ explores…

King’s Speech 2023 – NHC on-the-day update

Charles III today delivered his first King’s Speech as…

Brownfield funding member news  

On 9th October, the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities…

The Housing Ombudsman Annual Complaints Review

The Housing Ombudsman has released its Annual Complaints Review…

NHC submits Autumn Statement representation to HM Treasury 

On the 13th October, the NHC submitted its Autumn Statement representation…

Housing at Party Conference Season  

The conferences of both main parties took place in October. With…

NHC welcomes Maxmedia as new Supporter members

The NHC are excited to announce a new partnership with Maxmedia,…

Pride in Place at Party Conferences

Earlier this month the Northern Housing Consortium and partners…

RSH Consumer Standards Consultation – our response

Thanks to everyone who has been involved in our response to the…

Prime minister Sunak’s net zero U-turn and what it means for housing

Last Wednesday, Rishi Sunak announced several changes to the…

Get involved in Black History Month

The UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) is asking…

RSH Consumer Standards consultation

The consultation on Consumer Standards issued in July by the…

Reshuffles in Conservative and Labour parties ahead of party conferences

Over the past month we’ve seen Cabinet and Shadow Cabinet reshuffles…

From Washington to Oldham : Real Homes, Real Change visits with local MPs

In June, we launched our Real Homes, Real Change showcase at…

Pride in Place at Party Conferences

Look out for the NHC at Party Conferences over the next couple…

Heartwarming Homes is here!

Heartwarming Homes, a brand new FREE toolkit to support you…

The Self Assessment Retrofit Checklist

“This toolkit is an important document, long overdue, and will,…

Test and learn phase begins for Heartwarming Homes toolkit

  Eighteen social housing providers are testing a…

Thousands of Homes Face Safety Challenges

  Over 800,000 Northern homes have serious hazards…

NHC Unlocking Success Bursary Scheme awards 13 tenants with £500 bursary

    The Unlocking Success Bursary Scheme,…

Pride in Place Project Concludes with Co-Creation Workshop

Over the last few months the Northern Housing Consortium…

Sector consultation summer round up

The sector’s views are currently being sought on a number…

Residents Across the North Come Together to Talk Pride in Place

From Benwell to Blackpool, Moss Side to Skipton, and Prescot…

Renters (Reform) Bill: What does it mean for social housing providers?

Blog by NHC supporter member, Ward Hadaway. The Renters (Reform)…

Rebalancing: Better Homes Webinar – Round Up

Decent housing is the cornerstone of a decent life, supporting health and wellbeing, a source of personal pride, and a base from which to engage in society

Northern Housing Consortium 2023 Election of Directors

The Northern Housing Consortium represents the views of housing…

NHC welcomes change on funding replacement homes

The Northern Housing Consortium has welcomed the news from Homes…

Social Housing Quality Fund

From 26 June, housing providers in the Greater Manchester area…

NHC members on the Ground to Level Up – Round Up

With the sector convening in Manchester for Housing 2023, politicians of all stripes will be discussing their vision for communities thriving on their own terms.

Showcasing Real Homes, Real Change in parliament

Last week we launched our Real Homes, Real Change showcase at a reception in the House of Commons.

Homes England Summer Learning Programme – book now

Registrations are now open for July’s Summer Learning…

The NHC host the Regulator for a site visit tour across Greater Manchester

This month the NHC hosted a visit across various member sites…

Believe Tenant Secures Scholarship For Digital Marketing Career

A Believe Tenant Secures Scholarship For Digital Marketing…

Ed Miliband sees real homes, real change in Doncaster

The NHC was pleased to meet with Shadow Climate and Net Zero…

Digital tenants academy

A group of local authorities, ALMOs and Housing Associations…

NHC and Mayor Brabin discuss housing in the North

 Northern Housing Consortium Chief Executive, Tracy Harrison,…

NHC launches Pride in Place Project in Partnership with Members

We may not hear about ‘Levelling Up’ as much as we used…

Consultation on the Infrastructure Levy

Blog by Rob Loughenbury, Director of Strategy Onward Homes   Consultation…

HR Manager Kay Wiseman wins Health Advocate of the Year for Sunderland

“Kay’s passion for this project has been clear from the beginning…