More than a network


The Housing Forum is only cross-sector, industry-wide organisation that represents the entire housing supply chain.


Our primary purpose is to encourage collaborative solutions that increase the supply and delivery of quality homes through partnership.


The Housing Forum’s 150+ member organisations, from both the public and private sectors, are determined to drive quality in design, construction and maintenance of housing through collaboration and innovation.


Our membership network has a major influence on housing supply and quality, representing over £15 billion turnover, 1.1 million managed homes and 70,000+ homes in the build pipeline.


Membership will…


  • Connect you with cross-sector leaders from across the housing supply chain
  • Keep you ahead of the curve with industry-leading insights
  • Provide you with an opportunity to influence policy and best practice


Our members range from Clarion Housing Group to Vistry Partnerships and from NHBC to the Greater London Authority.


As a not for profit organisation, we rely on members support to achieve our vision of ‘A quality home for all’.


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Events, Consultations and Workstreams


Together with members, we co-produce stimulating events and research group reports which tackle the challenges faced by the sector and advance solutions to deliver both the step change in the numbers and quality of homes.


By providing platforms for the exchange of ideas, development of better practice and the forging of cross-sector relationships The Housing Forum helps to build better collaborative approaches.


In 2019, we delivered around 50 events, workshops and consultations throughout the country.


A selection of our events:



Research Reports, Working Groups and Outputs


The Housing Forum has a reputation for the regular production of hard-hitting research reports on aspects of the housing and construction industry.


Our working groups bring together experts from all areas of the supply chain - architects, contractors, consultants, developers, government, housebuilders, housing associations, investors, manufacturers, local authorities and professional bodies - to investigate key issues on the housing agenda and encourage innovative and collaborative solutions.


Participation in our working groups is a valuable benefit of membership, involving the opportunity to build influence through meetings, discussions, workshops, and case studies.


We are uniquely placed to inform and influence both the sector and government policy.


Recent reports:



Recent Outputs:



CEO Forums



Development Partnership Forums



Innovation Forums




Partnership Working and Influence


We were founded to drive Egan principles of partnership and collaboration and The Housing Forum has 20+ years’ experience working in both public and private housing sectors.


We have developed an extensive network and a reputation for a high standard of knowledge and output. We have built strong links with national and regional policymakers, in particular, we aim to influence policy and practice in the way projects are procured and delivered.


The Housing Forum is a democratic organisation that provides all members with the opportunity to interact, inform and influence.


Our cross-sector board represents the entire housing supply chain.


We have over 16,000 Twitter followers and an active LinkedIn community. We have increased our links with publishers and the sector press and The Housing Forum receive strong press coverage for reports and events.


‘Modern methods of construction (MMC) will play a vital role in increasing the supply of affordable housing in the UK, according to a new guide published by The Housing Forum’


- Inside Housing, October 2019



Join The Housing Forum


If you would like to find out more, we'd love to talk to you about the benefits of membership to your organisation.


In terms of membership subscription, the bands are structured on the number of employees and homes in management. All of The Housing Forum’s activities are free to subscribing members and there are no further charges. Local Authority rates on application.


Membership is for the entire organisation and member organisations are free to select who should attend particular events and workstreams in line with business requirements.


Please contact Callum Riley, Membership Marketing Manager to arrange a meeting.


T: 020 7648 4067 or M: 07572 015 529