50 and fabulous!  

It’s a big birthday for the NHC – we’ve been the voice of housing in the North for 50 years! 

We want to use the year to look back at what we’ve achieved with colleagues, members, and partners, and to look forward to the next 50 years. 

You’ll see our 50 years together showcased throughout our events programme, including a special anniversary edition of the Summit. Over the course of the year, we plan to share 50 stories bringing to life the work of the NHC and the sector and look forward to the future.  

Tenants are at the heart of housing, and the NHC’s work. So, this year we’ve decided to expand Unlocking Success, our bursary scheme, so we can support more people living in social housing to realise their ambitions. This is just one of the ways we’ll be involving tenants, and applications will open in spring, so look out for further details. 

We also want to help you get to know the team at the NHC even better.  

Northern Housing Consortium Chief Executive Tracy Harrison said: “Our 50th anniversary is a great opportunity to look back and celebrate, and learn from, the work we’ve done over the past fifty years with our members and partners. We’ll also look at where we’re going as a sector, and what the next fifty years could hold.  Our anniversary celebrations will naturally include a strong focus on tenants, as tenant engagement is something we’ve been championing for many years.  

“I also hope it will help you get to know the NHC even better than you do already. We have a fantastic team here who really go above and beyond for our members.” 

There will be lots of opportunities for members to get involved throughout the year. Make sure you keep an eye on member news, our social channels, and the website.  

We’re currently on the lookout for people to interview as part of our 50 stories. We’d be particularly interested in talking to housing colleagues at any level who have worked in the sector for over 35 years or have just joined.  

We’d also like to speak to tenants who have lived in their home for forty plus years, or people who have just moved into a social rent home. Please contact Communication Project Manager Kathy Thomas Kathy.thomas@northern-consortium.org.uk if you’d like to take part or have anyone you’d like to put forward for this.