Published: 20th Jan 2021

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has struck a deal with five of the region’s leading housing associations to increase the number of affordable homes. A memorandum of understanding has been signed between the WMCA and five members of the West Midlands Housing Association Partnership (WMHAP) to develop a business case for driving affordable housing developments, economic activity and housing policy objectives.  The memorandum includes Accord Housing Association Limited, Bromford Housing Group, Citizen Housing Group Limited, Midland Heart Limited and whg (Walsall Housing Group Limited). It will operate via the WMCA’s Single Commissioning Framework, which provides a single set of criteria applied to all housing projects receiving funding from the combined authority.  The next stage for the collaboration is to work up the detailed business case for the CDV’s establishment. ‘This ground-breaking new partnership brings the WMCA together with the combined expertise and resources of five of the largest housing associations within … (To read the full article, subscribe below)