A body representing housing providers across the North has formally thrown its weight behind the Northern Powerhouse.
The Northern Housing Consortium (NHC) has signed up to become the latest member of the Northern Powerhouse’s Partner Programme to help deliver a shared vision for an economically re-empowered North.
“We are proud to become a member of the Northern Powerhouse Partner Programme,” said Tracy Harrison, the NHC’s chief executive.
“We share an ambition to invest in the supply and quality of the North’s housing offer, supporting our members to create great places to live and enabling the North to become a magnet for new business and talented people.
“This exciting new collaboration will help us to ensure housing plays an important role in the Northern Powerhouse agenda.”
The NHC is a not-for-profit membership organisation that works with its membership of 145 local authorities, council-owned arms length management organisation, and housing associations to achieve housing policy that works for the North.
“I am excited to welcome the Northern Housing Consortium as a member of our ever-expanding network of over 300 Northern Powerhouse Partner organisations,” said Jake Berry MP, minister for the Northern Powerhouse.
“The Consortium’s commitment to creating housing policy for the North by the North with an improved quality of life at its heart builds on our £3.4 billion of Local Growth Fund investment to spur regeneration and build new infrastructure throughout the Northern Powerhouse.”
The Northern Powerhouse Partner Programme is considered an essential part of creating the Northern Powerhouse. Through this, the Government is growing a network of partners that “believe strongly in the economic potential of the North” and support the need for a combined effort by government and business to realise that potential.
There are businesses and organisations from across the North from a variety of sectors signed up to the partner programme.
Main Image: (Right to left) Minister for the Northern Powerhouse, Jake Berry MP; Steve Close, chief executive, Together Housing Group and vice chair of the Northern Housing Consortium; and Tom Miskell OBE, chair of the Northern Housing Consortium.