Toolkit: housing associations as anchor institutions
The role of housing associations as anchor institutions is what sets them apart. They are employers, builders, partners and placemakers. They are at the beating heart of communities across England – and they are there to stay.
This toolkit, building on the expertise and knowledge of the housing association sector and the Great Places Commission, is designed to aid housing associations to deliver on their social purpose. As a sector, housing associations have immense power to bring about change and build on what is strong in our communities. This toolkit is a resource to help harness that power.