About Northern Housing Consortium

Who we are
The Northern Housing Consortium (NHC) represents the views of housing organisations across the North of England, helping our members make the region a great place to live.

With membership made up of nearly 90% of social housing providers across the North, the work we do can impact on around 1.3m homes and 3.5m people.
Our offer to our members is powerful. By bringing together the sector we create one voice for housing in the North, helping to raise the profile of the innovative work and services being delivered by our members and draw attention to the challenges the sector is facing.

What we do
The work of the NHC spans three key areas – policy and public affairs, procurement and efficiency, and conference and events.

In the last year accessing our procurement frameworks has saved our members around £12m. Our member engagement programme has helped 132 members engage with key sector leaders and policy makers, and almost 2,000 delegates have attended our events.

Why we do it
With over 30 years’ experience in the industry our strength lies in our understanding of the housing sector in the North and the challenges it is faced with. Challenges, the likes of which are, very often different to those in other parts of the country.

Our understanding of the political, social and economic make up on the Northern regions means that we are best placed to represent the sector and our strong relationships with government ensures that we are well positioned to influence key players at a local and national level.

And as a not-for-profit organisation our members can be sure that our approach to business is one which has social value at its heart, always ensuring that the services we offer help them achieve value for money.

Our Members
We have 188 full members, made up of Local Authorities, Arms Length Management Organisations (ALMO’s), Registered Providers (RP’s), and other stakeholder organisations involved in housing from across the North East, North West and Yorkshire and Humberside

Alongside this a further 269 members from outside of the North have joined us to take advantage of our procurement and efficiency services as well as our events, adding further influence and strength to our offer.