Thursday 27 November 2014

Housing

East Midlands Councils is working to support Local Authorities' enabling role and to co-ordinate action on affordable housing. We have published a range of resources. We also run a Strategic Housing Network and offer a range of training opportunities.

Action on affordable housing

EMC's Affordable Housing Task & Finish Group was set up in response to concerns that without significant effort by all players in the housing delivery chain, delivery of affordable housing in the East Midlands would be severely constrained over the next few years due to the reduced availability of public subsidy. It has examined how councils in the East Midlands could increase the delivery of affordable housing and has produced a Prospectus on Affordable Housing and the East Midlands Declaration on Affordable Housing. EMC also worked with the CIH East Midlands Regional Committee to jointly publish good practice case studies which have increase the delivery of affordable housing. Details about the Task Group and its work are available here.  

Strategic Housing Network

The East Midlands Councils Strategic Housing Network is a local authority network for officers with responsibility for strategic housing. It generally meets quarterly and attendance is free of charge to members of EMC. Please click here for details.

Training

EMC works with the Chartered Institute of Housing to offer a range of training opportunities which are subsidised for our members. Click here for details of future events as they are confirmed, and to book places. If you have any suggestions for future courses please let us know.

For more information about any of our housing work please click on the links above or contact cathy.jones@emcouncils.gov.uk.