David Blackman reports. Photography by Belinda Lawley. Housing association business models are under the spotlight amid increased ambition to address housing need and renewed political pressure to deliver more homes and services. Recent debates over ways to increase financial and development capacity have tended to focus on efficiency, mergers and off-balance sheet vehicles, but have also reopened the long-running discussion about whether equity has a place in a non-profit sector. In the meantime, new-to-sector funding and delivery models have gained traction this year, namely in the form of real estate investment trusts REITs. To explore how associations are shaping up in a changing landscape, Social Housing and Devonshires Solicitors brought together housing leaders, funders, REITs and advisors for a round table discussion.
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