Group Chief Executive Chan Kataria is proud to be on the Board of PlaceShapers, a national network of more than 100 community-focused housing associations.
Together, the associations own and manage over 725,000 homes, provide services to more than two million people, and employ over 70% of their staff locally.
Collectively, they completed over 40,000 new affordable homes between 2008 and 2012, and plan to invest around £5bn to deliver a further 32,000 new homes by 2015.
The housing organisations came together as a lobby group because they see the importance of working with partners at a local level in order to achieve real improvements within an area.
Good housing is the bedrock for a decent life, and everyone concerned is conscious of their pivotal role as change agents.
Chan said: "It is vital that at a time of fundamental change the voice of medium-sized community-based housing associations is loud and strong, and that we collectively articulate the importance of what we do in shaping places and communities.”
Check out their latest campaign on the vital link between housing and health:
To find out more go to the PlaceShapers website.