Welcome to BMENational

We are

a collective of housing associations who work in diverse neighbourhoods. We are committed to delivering new homes, regenerating our communities and playing our part in tackling the housing crisis. We work with policy holders and decision-makers to improve people’s lives through tackling housing inequality.

Black Lives Matter

We stand in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and have long campaigned against the widespread racial injustice faced by our community. We recognise that the issue of racism, surrounding the murder of George Floyd and others like him, is not simply specific to the US. The systemic racism faced by Black people in the UK is our collective responsibility to change and it is vital that we work to understand and acknowledge this to create a more equal future, both for our colleagues and customers.

Racial injustice in the housing sector in England has a long history and deep roots. Tackling this will be a focus of ours in the coming months.

To start things off we have arranged a joint webinar with the Housing Diversity Network on 3rd July – Black Lives Matter -What Can You Do?

One of the speakers Tracey Gore, Chief Executive of Steve Biko Housing Association pens here deeply personal thoughts on our blog page.

Latest News

BMENational Statement on the Right to Buy

On 9th June the Prime Minister confirmed plans to extend the Right to Buy to housing association tenants, saying that now was ‘the moment to widen the possibilities and to give greater freedoms to those who yearn to buy’. BMENational has no objection to Right to Buy in principle, provided that any properties sold are replaced…

Nehemiah HA Discusses Windrush Compensation Scheme with Minister

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Safe and Legal Migration), Kevin Foster MP, this week visited West Midlands based Nehemiah Housing Association and met with a delegation from the RAFFA International Development Agency including Chief Executive Angela Clarke and RAFFA Vice Chair and Nehemiah CEO Llewellyn Graham to discuss the work RAFFA has been…

New Research Project Launched for Bangladeshi Elders

‘Amar bari, amar jibon’ (My home, my life): developing living environments for Bangladeshi elders, is a pioneering 36-month long research project, funded by The Dunhill Medical Trust, that will focus on the entrenched housing and health inequalities of Bangladeshi elders (‘probin’ in Bangla) in East London. The project launched on 26th March 2022, Bangladeshi Independence Day….

List of Members and Partners

We have a national membership and work closely with a range of partners.

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