The sector's history
What we do
Getting a home
About social housing
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About housing associations

Housing associations are not-for-profit social landlords that provide homes and support for around six million people all around England.

Housing associations think that everyone should be able to live in a good quality home that they can afford. They are working together to make that happen.

The impact of housing associations

Housing associations build a quarter of England’s new homes, including almost all new social and affordable homes.


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Housing associations have grown from philanthropic roots to provide quality affordable homes for around six million people.


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Housing associations run vital services like homeless hostels, domestic violence refuges, community centres, training and apprenticeships.


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Housing associations invest any revenue they make back into the people and communities they serve.


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