The proposals for a new funding regime threaten both existing and future sheltered housing with a potentially devastating impact, write Jane Ashcroft of Anchor, Clare Tickell of Hanover and Bruce Moore of Housing & Care 21.
Partial deregulation from April 2017 means the social housing sector is now rushing towards one of the greatest changes for many years.
There is an alternative approach that would allow the government and housing providers to find a path that can be followed by both parties.
If we don’t act, the government will.
Market sale is not the only way forward.
If you were to set up a housing association tomorrow, how different would it look to those that exist today?
Rent cuts across the board penalise those housing associations that are efficient.
It’s critical that HAs get any gearing renegotiations right.
Termination might have unintended consequences.
Housing association accounts now include a number of distortions.
Each option carries its own set of risks.
There is more to be done on compliance.