Who are we?
The Kent Housing Group (KHG) is a forum for housing organisations in Kent and Medway. KHG has representation from all twelve Kent local authorities, Medway Council, thirteen housing associations,, three support providers, Kent Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Service, Kent County Council and Kent Public Health. KHG also has representation from a number of organisations who work in partnership with social housing landlords, including Homes England, the National Housing Federation, the National Landlords Residents Association and the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SE LEP). Representation from each of the members is at a senior level, for example a Head of Service within the local authority or Chief Executive of a housing association.
KHG has 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, Medway Council, the South East Local Enterprise Partnership, Chair of Kent Homechoice, the KHG Treasurer and the Chair of both Kent Planning Officers Group and Kent Developers Group are also invited to attend when appropriate.
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.