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

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….

Statement on the Government’s Inclusive Britain Action Plan

The Government recently published Inclusive Britain, a response to the report of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities (CRED), which was launched as a result of the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests.  Our colleagues at ROTA have produced the following response which we fully endorse. The report of the CRED was criticised for failing…

Statement on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

 As organisations working with marginalised communities in the UK, we express our deep concern at the escalating conflict in Ukraine, which will result in catastrophic loss of life, suffering, and subsequently lead to many fleeing the country as refugees.  We view this as an opportunity for Britain to demonstrate that it is a welcoming nation, and…

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