The latest on social housing finance, including news, views and analysis on lending, bonds, institutional investment, grant rates, affordable rent, and regulation.
The English social housing regulator is to outsource viability assessment work for up to 40 housing associations to consultants because of staff shortages.
Opportunistic lenders have seized on recent turmoil in the pricing of government bonds to push up the cost of housing association debt.
A £198.5m bond has smashed the sector record for the cheapest ever debt.
Desperately needed affordable homes are being lost because developers claim it’s no longer viable to fund them
Social landlords who are part of the Social Housing Pension Scheme should ask themselves if they want to move away from defined benefits
Guess what the total value of government financial instruments to support new homes will be by 2021.
Social landlords need to step up and make sure that social housing isn’t forgotten in the debates about the housing crisis