Council-led Housing Forum
Responding to increasing housing targets, tightening budgets and the desire to retain assets for long-term revenue, local authorities are once again starting to build their own homes.
New approaches such as wholly owned development companies or in-house teams are being set up across the capital but lack of cross-authority support, capacity and skills is preventing authorities reaching their full potential.
As part of the Mayor’s Building Council Homes for Londoners initiative, this forum will provide technical advice to practitioners involved in council-led delivery of homes. Boroughs that are pioneering delivery in-house or through housing companies, housing associations and independent experts will share skills, experience and lessons learned, including pitfalls to avoid.
Highly practical monthly events will showcase examples and provide opportunities for Q&A with experienced practitioners and experts. Delegates will be encouraged to share their own experience to build a strong knowledge base across the forum. The ultimate aim is to speed up delivery.
Who is the forum for?
These free events are for local authority staff managing housing delivery projects day to day. The programme will cover partnerships/special purpose vehicles (i.e. non-estate regeneration) wholly owned companies and direct delivery through Housing Revenue Accounts (HRA).
Borough legal, finance and property teams and Housing Associations will be actively encouraged to take part as appropriate.