Government housing policy masterclass

Government housing policy has shifted dramatically in the last few years. There has been a wave of new legislation which directly affects housing strategy, policy and delivery, with more to come. 

Government housing policy masterclass

Government housing policy masterclass All housing organisations need a handle on government housing policy to try to anticipate and chart a way forward to deliver the best services they can, given legal and financial constraints. This course is designed to help you to navigate the changes in government policy and use new opportunities to best effect. 

You will learn about: 

  • The key housing policies of the government, including homelessness, allocations, tenancy change, development and risk management 
  • Law and guidance 
  • Policy, finance and development 
  • Operational consequences of legal changes 
  • How to influence the national policy agenda 
  • How to ensure that you integrate change into your policies and practice 
  • Possible future directions on government policy. 

Who should attend? 

  • Housing policy managers, team leaders and officers 
  • Housing strategy staff 
  • Board members and councillors 
  • Operational managers and team leaders 
  • Residents’ leaders 
  • Housing management heads of service and team leaders. 

Paul Reeves

Paul Reeves Paul Reeves

His expertise includes business planning consultancy, asset management plan development, policy, strategy and housing development, home ownership, including the RTB and low cost home ownership products, resident involvement and housing finance.

His wider interests include allocations and lettings, local-central government relationships, and authorship of briefings and books.

His early posts included working as a housing adviser at Cambridge City Council, Policy and Development officer at Southwark Council, Development Initiatives manager at Greenwich Council, Course Director in Housing studies at Hammersmith and West London College and an associate lecturer in housing at the University of Westminster and Anglia Ruskin University, a consultant at TPAS undertaking resident-led management advice and implementation of Tenant Management Organisations, and Research and Statistics manager in Councils. 

He has served on the boards of housing associations, as Vice Chair of Bush Housing Association and as Treasurer of Garden City Housing Association, and has worked closely with housing associations in developing business plans and training staff and board members in all aspects of housing, especially finance.

Paul is the author of numerous briefings and has written three books on housing which are on University and College reading lists to support the CIH Professional Qualification, HNC and HND in Housing Studies and courses at BTEC level.

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HQN has a track record of helping organisations achieve real and lasting performance improvements. If you are interested in accessing this training package, please contact us by emailing