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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    HFi celebrate first Anniversary

    The Housing & Finance Institute are delighted to be celebrating our first anniversary of operations this month. By working together we are seeing a substantial difference for communities across the country. To celebrate, we will have some exciting news to share with you. Please do keep updated on our website and through our Twitter feed. Thank you to everyone who has worked with […]

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    RESI Conference 2016: Let’s Build More Homes, Faster

    The RESI Conference 2016 marked the first gathering of the property industry since the Brexit vote – and the message from the Housing and Planning Minister, Gavin Barwell MP was clear;  ‘We’ll be challenging you to build more homes, more quickly’.   Many councils are showing leadership in driving housing delivery. The HFi were delighted to […]

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    DCLG Housebuilding Statistics for 2015/2016

      The latest statistics from DCLG show annual housing starts are up 2% and completions are up 6% compared to the year ending June 2015. Housing starts are now 112% above their recession low in 2009 with just over 144,000 started in the last year. This shows that Britain has been building again. As we […]

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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 […]