Adopting the Together with Tenants Charter to strengthen our relationship with the people we house and support

Adopting the Together with Tenants Charter to strengthen our relationship with the people we house and support

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Horton Housing Association CEO Paul Gartland discusses the importance of adopting the Together with Tenants Charter and the benefits it will have on the social housing sector. Helping to embed a culture across the social housing sector that values the voice and experience of residents and strengthens the relationship between tenants and housing association landlords is a vital step forward in maintaining, and further building on, our values of transparency and providing outstanding service to the people we house and support. “Together with Tenants” is a sector-wide initiative focused on strengthening the relationship between residents and housing association landlords. Developed by the National Housing Federation in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire, Together with Tenants embodies all the great work happening across the sector, whilst challenging us to go…
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3.8 Million People are in Need of Social Housing in England

3.8 Million People are in Need of Social Housing in England

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Gudrun Haskins-Carlisle, Services Director. The National Housing Federation’s ‘People in Housing Need’ annual report has yesterday been published, with 3.8 million people in need of social housing in England. This number equates to 1.6 million households, an increase of 500,000 from the official waiting lists. Sadly, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for social housing is expected to see a sharp increase, as estimates note that low-income earners are roughly twice as likely to lose their jobs. With a severe shortage of social homes already, some in need of housing have been on waiting lists for nearly two decades, and with the pandemic seeing more and more people requiring social housing, the wait for many will continue. Last year only 6,338 new social rented homes were built, yet the…
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