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BME HAs must play an ‘expanded role’

A raft of official inquiries and reports have confirmed what we in the black and minority ethnic (BME) housing sector have long known – that BME communities continue to suffer disadvantage and discrimination because of their ethnicity despite decades of … Continue reading

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It’s time to address the racial injustice in Britain’s social housing

For 30 years, specialist BME housing associations have fought for better housing, but we need more money and concerted action. The government’s racial disparity audit confirms the extent and persistence of racial injustice in Britain, but includes precious little on … Continue reading

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Creating a more diverse housing sector

The review by David Lammy of the UK’s criminal justice system, the report by the APPG (All Party Parliamentary Group) on Social Integration on the integration of new migrants, and a range of new evidence on employment have underscored how … Continue reading

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We know there’s a housing crisis – but why is it so much worse for black families?

Shineade Sey is about to move. After three years in a flat in south-east London, she is selling up and buying a house with her partner. Sey, who is half Jamaican and half Ghanaian, says she is lucky – when … Continue reading

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Arawak Walton achieves highest grading from HCA after In Depth Assessment

Following continued growth, Arawak Walton moved into mainstream regulation in 2016 due to owning over 1,000 homes. After completing an In Depth Assessment (IDA), earlier this year, the Homes and Communities Agency awarded Arawak Walton Housing Association a rating of … Continue reading

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