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The Positive Economic Impact of Housing Organisations on the North

The Positive Economic Impact of Housing Organisations on the North

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Published by Brian Robson
Short document summarising the findings of the report the Northern Housing Consortium and seven of our members commissioned from the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research at Sheffield Hallam University.
Short document summarising the findings of the report the Northern Housing Consortium and seven of our members commissioned from the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research at Sheffield Hallam University.

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Published by: Brian Robson on Jan 25, 2013
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The
Positive
Economic Impactof Housing Organisations onthe North
 
At the Northern Housing Consortium, we’repassionate about making the case for housingin the North.In recent years, we have recognised that wemust demonstrate our economic impact, aswell as the social outcomes on which wehave traditionally focused. That’s why theConsortium has been working with ShefeldHallam University and seven of our Memberorganisations to research the economic impactof housing organisations in the North. Througha detailed survey of our Members, we’veestablished a comprehensive evidence base.
O
ur work looks at the contribution made to theeconomy by housing associations, ALMOs andcouncils with housing stock across the threenorthern regions.
The North’s housing sector recogniseswe must demonstrate our economicimpact.
This report does just that.
It considers the jobs and value created by day-to-day activity such as housing managementand repairs and maintenance as well as housebuilding itself.This document summarises our ndings, andI hope you’ll agree they’re impressive. Withthe right operating environment, housingorganisations could do even more to providehomes and jobs in the North.Over the coming years, the Consortium will beusing the evidence we have gathered to makethe case for the positive impact our sector hason homes, jobs, communities and economiesacross the North of England.This document provides a summary of ourndings – please access the complete reportvia our website at;
www.northern-consortium.org.uk/economy
I’d l
ike to thank the team at Shefeld HallamUniversity for their work on the study, and theseven Member organisations – Durham CityHomes, Helena Partnerships, Leeds FederatedHousing Association, Liverpool Housing Trust,St Leger Homes, Stockport Homes andWakeeld and District Housing – who havesupported the study. Without them, this workwould not have been possible. Jo Boaden, Chief ExecutiveNorthern Housing Consortium
 
ECONOMY
 
Housing organisations support
£10.3bn
worth of output expenditurein the North.
COMMUNITIES
Nearly
700,000 northerners
benetfrom community investment work byhousing organisations.
JOBS
Housing organisations supportover
116,000 jobs
across theNorth of England.
HOMES
Last year we completed
8,400 new homes
.

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