Welcome ToThe Housing Finance Institute

We work with industry and public sector partners to deliver a step change in housebuilding, housing delivery and finance.

Our Work

We work to increase the speed and number of new homes financed, built and managed across the UK.

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Our People

We have a board of senior leaders with experience from central and local government, business, housing and finance industries.

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How We Can Help

We help private and public sectors work together to build the homes our country needs.

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The HFi is an accelerator hub

The Housing and Finance Institute works with industry and public sector partners to:

  1. increase housing supply
  2. encourage councils and businesses to work together to build more homes
  3. promote new ways of financing and delivering the new homes that the UK needs

An eleven strong board of senior and distinguished leaders with experience from central and local government, business, housing and finance industries support and lead the work of The HFI. Our Chief Executive is Natalie Elphicke OBE.

Latest News

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    Construction ONS May 2016

    The latest ONS construction figures show a pullback in new housing output as housing market confidence fell in the immediate run up to the EU vote. This drop was most acute for private housebuilding. New private housing fell 3.5% in May from April levels. Public housing was less affected, falling by 0.8% month on month. On a long term view, the UK […]

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    Inside Housing: Who’s Who in Local Authority Housing Development project

    Inside Housing have launched a new project which will celebrate Council officers and partners who are breaking new ground for housing. As well as recognising local government’s housing trailblazers, the Who’s Who project will share some of the innovative work they are doing to spread the word and share the good practice. The HFi will form […]

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    We are the builders now: A view on the Cameron-Osborne Housing Legacy

    We are the builders now – a view on the Cameron-Osborne Legacy A shorter version of this article was first published on the Times Red Box on 1 August 2016: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/redbox/topic/tory-policies/debunking-the-myth-camerons-housing-legacy-is-the-strongest-for-a-generation   Britain’s new Prime Minister, Theresa May, inherits a golden platform for housing. The strongest housing legacy of any incoming government for over 35 […]

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    View from the LGA Conference

    The role of Councils in enabling housing delivery is more important now than ever. At the recent LGA conference, Natalie Elphicke and Claire Coutinho of the Housing & Finance Institute spent time talking to Council Chief Executives and Leaders about their plans for housing. Overwhelmingly, we heard a clear expression that housing must not be […]

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    Are you Housing Business Ready ? – Launch of the HBR Together Programme 2016 with Local Partnerships

    The HFi are pleased to launch the Housing Business Ready Together brochure for 2016, working collaboratively with an HFi founder partner Local Partnerships. The flagship Housing Business Ready Programme consists of an external review and series of workshop sessions together with Housing Showcase where we see and celebrate housing delivery achievements in your area. The HBR […]

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    Can you help Eastbourne identify land?

    Housing Business Ready Eastbourne Borough Council are calling on people to help them with the development of their new Local Plan. Local residents, councillors, developers, landowners and other interested parties are being invited to put forward sites they think would be suitable for housing or employment development, either in the short term or looking to […]