UK Housing Associations Are Teaming Up To Reduce Repair And Building Costs

apartment building undergoing extensive repair
Looks like Toronto Community Housing is rebuilding this building, south of Church and Carlton, 2019 05 17 -d (46972576535) photo by booledozer is licensed under CC0 1.0
Would teaming up with other housing providers reduce the cost of repairing and upgrading this Toronto Community Housing building?

Social housing providers have been teaming up to reduce costs by making bulk purchases for years. It’s a tested method to reduce insurance, utility and financing costs for individual housing providers.1 Here’s an initiative from England to try the same idea for construction, maintenance and repairs. To get a taste of what is planned, see this micro-article in Building: Firms on notice for £400m modular housing framework


  1. The Housing Services Corporation is a Canadian example.