The HFi has worked with 50 Councils on the HBR Programme and through HBR workshops to prepare them for strategic and delivery change for housing. At the heart of our work is our flagship Housing Business Ready programme. This programme is delivered on a one-to-one basis with councils and involves the council’s political and senior management leadership teams. Each programme is tailored by council to ensure their housing ambition can translate into even stronger housing success.
What Impact does the HBR Programme Have?
The work with our HBR Councils has resulted in many practical actions being adopted to create housing opportunity and speed up housing delivery, including:
Identifying Surplus Land to increase Delivery
Building Confidence in Capacity and Skills
Forging Relationships to accelerate Delivery
What does the HBR Programme include?
Each HBR programme includes an external review of a council’s housing strategy and an intensive workshop day with senior officers and political leadership. This includes a HBR Assessment across 18 different metrics and a local market analysis to drive better housing performance as well as tailored focus sessions for each council.
The relationship with our HBR councils continues after the workshop day. This may include regular post-event discussions, co-ordinated media to celebrate housing successes in the area and invitations to HFi events with senior business representatives to share partnership opportunities.
National ‘Housing Business Ready’ Status
Councils that successfully complete the Housing Business Ready programme will receive National Housing Business Ready Status. This status recognises the great work that a council has achieved in housing. The status recognises the council’s ability to use their resources to go the extra distance rather than simply meeting minimum requirements. Councils who are working hard towards securing the homes that their communities need.
What our HBR Councils have said?
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If you would like to find out more about our Housing Business Ready programme, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.