Homes for the North is an alliance of almost twenty large housing associations who want to deliver more homes across the North of England. Collectively we already provide homes for almost one million people in the North of England but we want to do more.
Good quality homes are the bedrock of a strong economy and thriving communities. Yet across the North, not enough good homes are being built.
We passionately believe that improving the supply and quality of homes in the North will lead to economic growth, higher living standards, increased home ownership and stronger communities where people can meet their aspirations.
Homes for the North work with a range of organisations to help raise public awareness of housing policy challenges and solutions. We commission research and share our expertise and best practice to inform policy makers regionally and nationally on creating the conditions for more and better homes, extending home ownership in the North and making the North of England a more attractive place for businesses to invest.
Own or manage 455,000 homes
Provide affordable homes for nearly 1 million people
Provide 1 in 3 of all social rented homes in the North
Employ almost 17,500 people – that’s similar to the combined workforce of Nissan and Ford in the UK
Support an estimated 30,000 other jobs
Have a combined turnover of £2 billion and assets of £13.5 billion
Add up to £2.5 billion each year (Gross Value Added) combined impact on the Northern economy
Have built nearly 12,000 new homes over the past three years – that’s 1 in every 10 homes in the North
Plan to build 18,600 more homes planned over the next three years
OVER THE NEXT 20 YEARS THE NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS IN THE NORTH WEST IS EXPECTED TO INCREASE BY 360,000. YET A QUARTER OF ADULTS AGED 20–34 ARE UNABLE TO AFFORD THEIR OWN HOME.
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