What is a housing association?
Housing associations have been building and providing homes for many years. They get funding from the Government and the Council to make sure that rents are reasonably priced.
Housing associations do not make profits. Any money left over after building, maintaining and managing the houses is re-invested to improve them.
Housing associations are regulated by a Government body called the Housing Corporation. Housing associations have to work within the strict rules and guidelines that are set by the Housing Corporation. Councils also monitor the way housing associations provide homes and are encouraged to report back to the Housing Corporation.
Housing associations work closely with the Council when new homes are going to be built.
If you feel there is a need for more affordable homes in your area, you should contact Carlisle City Council’s Housing Section. The Council works with the local community to decide whether or not new homes should be funded, where they should be built, and who should provide and manage those homes