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Unlocking investment – emerging funding solutions for new affordable housing

Hear direct from six leading companies looking to invest billions in the UK's affordable housing sector.

The pressure is on to build more homes. But with funding from government at a premium, housing associations and local authorities are seeking new solutions to kickstart development programmes.

Much has been made of the new housing finance models entering the market but behind the headlines what do these companies actually do and how can they help social housing providers deliver the homes we so desperately need?

In June, HQN is bringing together six of the leading players in the affordable housing investment market for a unique event where delegates will have an opportunity to:

  • Hear exactly how the different funding models work
  • Compare and contrast their offers
  • Talk direct to key people.

The six companies speaking at this exclusive event, chaired by HQN Chief Executive Alistair McIntosh, are:

  • Cheyne Capital
  • Legal & General Capital
  • Rentplus
  • Heylo
  • QSH
  • Resonance.

About the companies:

Cheyne Capital

Cheyne works with high impact, social sector organisations that are delivering services in the UK including social housing, elderly extra care, housing for the homeless, adult social care and supported living for people with physical and / or learning disabilities. Cheyne’s Social Property Impact team will acquire or build properties and lease these properties to social service providers at affordable rates.

Legal & General Capital

Legal & General Capital (LGC) focuses on direct investments in four key sectors: UK Housing, UK Urban Regeneration, Alternative finance and Clean Energy. These reflect our aim to invest for the long term in economically and socially useful assets, to secure competitive returns and to create new asset classes for Legal & General’s varied investment requirements, for our partners and for the wider marketplace


Rentplus is a leading provider of Affordable rent to buy housing. Under the Rentplus model, homes are funded by Rentplus with institutional investment and managed by a Registered Provider partner on a 20 year FRI lease. Tenants pay upto 80% market rent (inclusive of any service charges) for a defined period of 5, 10, 15 or 20 years and receive a 10% gifted deposit from Rentplus to supplement their savings at the point of purchase of their home.


Heylo housing is a residential property company with a long term investment strategy to provide affordable housing across the UK. In partnership with a leading local authority and backed by significant pension fund investment, the Heylo team are in contract with a number of national and regional developers to implement Heylo's unique suite of housing solutions and drive significant affordable housing delivery over the next three to five years, further enhanced by its recently acquired RP status.


The QSH mission is simple: To deliver homes without the need for public subsidy. Our investment accelerates the development of housing schemes in partnership with councils and housing associations, in partnership with our investors, which include Lloyds Bank and Harcourt Capital.


Resonance works with social enterprises that demonstrate “high impact” and lasting transformational change, connecting them with investors who care about the same issues. Started in 2002, Resonance now also manages seven impact investment funds, including three focused on move-on accommodation for homelessness, and has particular expertise in homelessness, community-led projects, education, health, social care and criminal justice.

Who should attend?

  • Chief Executives
  • Finance Directors
  • Development Directors
  • Strategic housing professionals.

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