Housing associations (also known as Registered Providers) are
organisations that are run independently from councils. They are
the main developers of new homes in the social housing sector and
provide housing for people. They are part funded by the government,
through the Homes and Communities
Agency and raise the rest of the money they need for developing
homes from banks and private finance institutions.
Housing associations are non profit making
organisations so any surpluses are used to maintain existing homes
and help finance new ones. Tower Hamlets Housing
Forum (THHF) is a partnership between 21 of the largest housing
associations that operate in the borough and the council.
Each housing association is different and they
provide housing for people from many different sections of the
community. Some associations provide for the whole range of housing
needs, from homes to rent for families and single people, to homes
for sale through the different low cost home ownership and
supported housing schemes.
Housing Associations are regulated by the Homes and Communities
Housing co-operatives are groups of people who live in and
collectively manage their accommodation. This involves taking
responsibility for arranging repairs, making decisions about rent
and who joins or leaves the co-op.
There are more than 50 housing associations working in
Tower Hamlets managing over 30,000 homes.
Housing associations operating in the
For more information on THHF please contact
the ‘Registered Partners Partnership Officer’ on the telephone
Strategic Housing Team
Development and Renewal Directorate
Mulberry Place (AH)
PO Box 55739
5 Clove Crescent
London E14 1BY
Tel: 0207 364 6250