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A voice for housing organisations in the south west

South West Hailo logo

A distinct voice for eleven housing organisations across the region has been formed through HAILO.

HAILO - Housing Association Influence and Leadership Organisation is a lobby group to complement other bodies such as the South West Housing Initiative and the National Housing Federation.

It enables organisations with strong regional profiles to collaborate on shared projects and issues - pooling our knowledge, expertise and resources.

The members own and build homes with a collective turnover of £900 million.  As well as homes for rent, HAILO members build homes for shared ownership, market rent and sale; over the next three years HAILO members will build around 30% of all new homes in the south west.

HAILO members will be making a capital  investment of £1.7billion in the region and directly generating 20,000 new jobs through development activity.

HAILO is developing relationships with central government, LEPs, local authorities, housing bodies and mortgage lenders to raise the profile of a range of key issues.  These include the economic case for future housing provision, investing in new affordable homes, the impact of welfare reform and the impact of housing organisations on health and well-being.

SW HAILO and LSE report 'Is Welfare Reform working', 26 March 2015

The London School of Economics (LSE) published a new report, ‘Is Welfare Reform Working?’, commissioned by the SW HAILO group of housing associations in the South West of England. 

Overview report

Is Welfare Reform Working? South West housing study reveals ‘the new normal’ press release

Welfare Reform and Work: a study commissioned by HAILO from LSE

In 2013, we commissioned the London School of Economics and Political Science to conduct an 18 month study of how the government's welfare reform programme will influence tenants' work opportunities in the south west.

You can read the press release outline and the report below:

HAILO Work and Welfare Reform press release.pdf 

HAILO baseline report.docx

The members of HAILO are:

Aster, Plymouth Community Homes, Curo, Sovereign, DCH, Spectrum, GreenSquare, Westward, Knightstone, Yarlington and Magna.

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