Who are we?
The Kent Housing Group (KHG) is a forum for social housing organisations in Kent. KHG has representation from all twelve Kent local authorities, Medway Council, fifteen housing associations and Kent County Council. KHG also has affiliated representation from the Homes and Communities Agency and when required other partner agencies such as the National Housing Federation and the National Landlords Association. Representation from each of the members is at a senior level, so a Head of Service within the local authority or Chief Executive of a housing association.
KHG does have an Executive Board, the purpose of this board is to oversee and provide guidance for the wider membership and sub groups, to ensure that our aims and objectives are met. Representation on the KHG Executive Board includes three local authorities, three housing associations, Kent County Council, KHG Treasurer, Chair of the Joint Policy and Planning Board (Housing), Medway Council and the South East Local Enterprise Partnership.
What is the KHG Vision?
KHG prides itself on being considered as the ‘Voice of Housing in Kent’, to represent the collective voice of Kent’s housing bodies, providing advice and a ‘Kent perspective’ to regional and national bodies for the benefit of Kent’s residents.
What are the aims of KHG?
Primarily KHG encourages sharing best practice, identifying areas for joint working and agreeing positive objectives for housing. As a collective we also aim to:
- Provide strategic leadership – shaping and setting the housing agenda;
- To build relationships and influence decisions for the benefit of Kent;
- To draw in resources from both traditional and alternative sources.
- To work together to improve the supply and quality of affordable homes.
- To create sustainable communities in Kent.