Housing Network

Welcome to the CIPFA Housing Network, the most effective and economical full service offering for the social housing sector. It has been established for over 14 years, adapting to developments in policy and finance. The Housing Network provides essential, practical and timely advice on housing policy, housing finance, financial management and accounting issues. 

The Housing and Planning Act 2016 and other key government initiatives and announcements have provided a natural framework for our agenda which also looks to cover housing funding options and development vehicles. We provide a horizon scan of the key developments affecting your organisation. We also provide briefings on legislation, policy and finance developments to support local authorities in their strategic and stock owning roles including ALMOs and new local housing companies. 

New for 2017 the Housing Network has appointed Steve Partridge as a special advisor. With over 20 years’ experience of advising local government and housing associations gained from organisations such as CIH and QSH, Steve will be using his expertise to ensure the network fully explores options on funding and growth.

Find out more about the features and benefits of the service – or download the service plan. If you wish to find out more contact our team. Alternatively, if you wish to subscribe to the service visit the subscribe now page.

You can also download the network's service plan.

Meet your advisor:

Joanne Pitt, Policy Manager (Local Government), CIPFA | LinkedIn Profile

Joanne Pitt, Policy Manager (Local Government), CIPFA

Joanne Pitt is an experienced local government adviser and has 25 years of public sector experience. Joanne worked in key areas including business rates, welfare reform, council tax and housing before moving to the CIPFA Counter Fraud centre in January 2017. E: joanne.pitt@cipfa.org, T: 0207 543 5786.

Network essentials

A comprehensive directory of Introduction to... workshops for local government practitioners, our essentials modules are offered through CIPFA's various advisory networks and are therefore available at many locations and dates throughout the year.

List of Introduction to... courses  

Resource bank

Access and download useful resources provided by the Housing Network:


Download our network newsletters published by the Housing Network.

Benchmarking case study

This benchmarking case study has kindly been supplied by Catherine Jobling at Wealden District Council.