A bond aggregator has completed its first deal for more than a year, with a £40.2m bond for four housing associations.
The government has invested 5% of its £1.2bn Starter Homes Land Fund in 27 sites, the housing minister has revealed.
A shared ownership specialist company has bought a housing association, as it seeks £1bn of institutional investment to fund new homes.
Debt, capital expenditure and exposure to the sales market will all rise as housing associations step up their development in the coming years, Moody’s has said.
Ratings agency S&P has said that housing association debt will exceed £80bn by 2019.
Gavin Barwell has said the West Midlands is a “strong contender” for the regional pilot scheme of the Right to Buy extensison.
The government has announced that £402m of funding over the next two years will be targeted at the councils with the greatest homelessness demand.
The Homes and Communities Agency has agreed two loans with developers totalling £98.8m to kick-start projects which will provide 10,250 new homes.
Councils sold more than 3,000 homes through the Right to Buy in the final quarter of 2016, taking the total sold under large discounts to over 50,000.
Impending deregulation will not damage credit ratings for English housing associations, a major ratings agency has confirmed.
Croydon Council’s housing company Brick by Brick is expected to launch a bid for institutional investment over the next six months – to finance its ambitious development plans.
Economic sentiment among housing associations is at its highest level since the financial crisis, with landlords scaling up delivery plans despite the looming threat of Brexit.
The Scottish Government will make £590m available this year to increase the supply of affordable homes in Scotland.
A housing association has launched a new fund management business with an acquisition of 1,379 units valued at £150m.
Housing associations will not spend government funding earmarked for supported housing schemes unless more certainty is given over the Local Housing Allowance cap.
THE BUDGET: The government has moved £200m in housing association grants forward a year, which has helped lower its borrowing outlook from the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR).
The government will not legislate to force councils to extend the Right to Buy to affordable homes built through their housing companies.
The Scottish Government has increased Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP) funding to almost £58m to mitigate the impact of welfare cuts in the first year it has control over DHPs.
Removing housing benefit from young people could see 9,000 left unable to access accommodation and placed at risk of homelessness, a charity has estimated.
Gavin Barwell is facing pressure to allow councils to retain the full receipt from Right to Buy sales, as it emerged £800m has been siphoned off by the Treasury.
More than three quarters of housing associations support having rent freedom, a National Housing Federation survey has found.
Plans to transfer 17,000 homes in Hammersmith and Fulham into a new community-led housing association have been abandoned.
A Scottish housing association’s bank demanded early repayment of a loan after regulatory intervention triggered a technical breach of its covenants.
Councils are boosting their income through service charge rises and other fee increases as pressure from the 1% rent cut on Housing Revenue Accounts ramps up.
The UK’s largest house builder has announced boosted profits in the six months to the end of December, despite a dip in the number of homes it built.
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The chief executive of the National Housing Federation (NHF) has hit out at a government proposal to hand supported housing funding to councils because he fears it will create geographical inequalities.
An Aberdeen housing association has secured a £12.5m loan to build 147 homes in the city and the surrounding area.
House builder Galliford Try has reported a 23% profit boost in its half-year results through to the end of December.
The National Housing Federation (NHF) has warned of “significant risks” to a deal-based approach for future rent settlements.
The National Housing Federation (NHF) is calling for rent freedom and for housing to play a part in the government’s industrial strategy, ahead of next month’s Budget.
Just 10 housing associations were responsible for three-quarters of the sale activity carried out by UK landlords in 2015/16, while the total proceeds from such sales grew by 39%.
The house builder part-owned by giant institutional investor Legal and General (L&G) is set to deliver record profits and new homes, a trading update said.
Sovereign, the UK’s sixth-largest housing association, has signed a £150m funding deal with the European Investment Bank (EIB) to support its plans to build 4,500 new homes over the next three years.
Welsh association Bron Afon Community Housing has pledged to build 450 homes after securing £30.5m in loan deals.
WHITE PAPER: The government has no plans to force or encourage buy-to-let landlords to increase the length of their tenancies, the housing minister has confirmed.
The government will balance the “fiscal consequences” of higher rents against housing associations’ calls for full flexibility, the housing minister has said.
WHITE PAPER: The government will set out a new rent standard for social landlords for the period after 2020 “in due course” to help housing associations build.
South Wales housing association United Welsh has secured a £25m loan from Affordable Housing Finance (AHF).
One Housing has borrowed £85m to build 1,450 homes in a long-term deal with investment manager M&G Investments.