The latest on social housing finance, including news, views and analysis on lending, bonds, institutional investment, grant rates, affordable rent, and regulation.


Social landlord reports record £75m surplus


Affinity Sutton has reported a record £75m surplus, despite deciding to limit its exposure to the sales market.

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Association paid £3.6m to resolve council dispute


Heart of England housing association has been given £3.6m to settle a historic dispute over a transfer of council properties in 1996.

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Homes and Communities Agency signs first deal under new disposal programme


The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has confirmed the first site for a new development under its updated Land Development and Disposal Plan.

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Pete Apps

'Slow burn' PRS doesn't add up


Providing private rented sector homes might fulfill a housing association’s social purpose but it doesn’t make financial sense, Pete Apps writes.

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Calculating social wellbeing


By having a standard way of calculating social impact, Affinity Sutton has worked out the value of community investment programmes compare to other projects, writes Phil Miles

Chief executive, Family Mosaic and Chair, G15

Why we need our surpluses


London’s biggest landlords are responding well to the economic climate and the changing needs of Londoners

Gillian Guy

Mitigating welfare reform


Welfare reform has been a challenge for landlords, however Citizens Advice has been looking at ways the downsides are being mitigated

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