What will

success look like?


  • Members having information and knowledge on how LHA is calculated.

  • Members and CHC have the ability to scrutinise and discuss the LHA data collection process.

  • Members support and influence the development of the plan.

  • Clear narrative and understanding of the impact of the LHA cap for tenants and businesses.

  • Sustainable rent policy for members.

What will

success look like?


  • Continued SHG for the sector.

  • Sector has access to funding at favourable rates.

What will

success look like?


  • Legislation is passed to reverse reclassification and there is a smooth transition back into the private sector.

  • The sector’s ability to borrow in order to develop new homes is assured.

  • Members understand the implications of the new legislation on their businesses and are equipped to deal with it.

What will

success look like?


  • Robust research and data that supports the sector’s position on current and future need.

  • Appropriate safeguards are considered and adopted.

  • Task and Finish groups complete a plan for the devolved fund that is adopted by WG. This fund meets the needs of the sector.

  • SP funding for 2018/19 is protected.

What will

success look like?


  • Landlord portal is established and trialled by members.

  • Members understand the Full Digital Service.

  • The Trusted Partner Status is open to and used by members.

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We will develop proposals for continued public investment in
social housing




  • Lead steering group to inform and influence the development of the HFG2/SHG blending product.

  • Support opportunities to maximise lender confidence and opportunities to access private and institutional investment.

We will influence the calculation of Local Housing Allowance




  • Gather information on how rates are currently calculated.

  • Influence greater transparency of the data used to calculate LHA.

  • Co-develop a plan with the sector and the other UK federations to review LHA and propose reforms so that it is fit for purpose.

  • Develop proposals and influence Government to secure a more flexible approach to grant distribution and rent setting.

We will influence legislation which makes the necessary changes to reclassify housing associations off the balance sheet




  • Identify controls that need to change.

  • Politicians understand why the reverse is important.

  • Legislation to be drafted and put before Assembly.

  • Working with members to understand the implications of the new legislation on their businesses.

We will influence the devolved funding model for supported housing so that it supports long term investment




  • Influence the need for research and Welsh Government understanding of Supported Housing.

  • Work with WG and UK Government to develop a fair settlement and offer options for safeguarding.

  • Lead member task and finish groups on:
    • Funding distribution
    • Funding delivery
    • Encouraging development
    • Emergency & short term accommodation


  • Lobby for the protection of Supporting People funding for 2018/19

We will monitor the impacts of Universal Credit and work with DWP to mitigate the impact on associations




  • Monitor impact of UC on tenants and HAs.

  • Give members a voice as part of DWP’s. Operational round table and Strategic landlord group.

  • Influence the creation and trial of a landlord portal.

  • Supply members with information and knowledge of the Full Digital Service.

  • Influence the Trusted Partner Status development.

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