National Housing Federation – Code of Governance Review

The National Housing Federation’s Code of Governance sets a framework for good housing association governance.

The current Code of Governance was published in 2015. We are now looking to review the existing code, and build on its strengths, to ensure that the new Code of Governance is the gold standard for housing association governance.

The environment that housing associations operate in is fast-changing and complex, and we want to reflect that through a new code. The new code will reflect key questions and issues facing the sector, such as the need for boards to be accountable to residents.

This document sets out the process for consulting with housing associations, residents and stakeholders on the new code. It forms the first stage of a three-stage consultation on the Federation’s Code of Governance. In this stage, we set out a series of questions and core principles that we would like to hear your views on.

The deadline for responding to this first phase of the consultation, via an online questionnaire, is 13th March.