The Liberal Democrat candidate in the race to become the first West of England mayor has pledged to set up a new state-owned housing association if elected.
The government has named the local authorities and housing associations that will take a share of its £32m estates regeneration grant fund.
Bristol City Council has put forward plans to set up a housing company as part of a new £175m five-year delivery programme.
Sovereign is bringing its Hampshire repairs service in-house in a bid to save £2m over five years.
Housing associations in Bristol have called on the new mayor to free up land for housing.