Friday, June 06, 2008

HA boards: one-third fits all?

On the Great Governance blog for Welsh housing associations there is the executive summary of a report on governance commissioned by the Community Housing Cymru for the current Welsh Assembly Government review on the subject.

The report rightly recommends that

boards recognise that citizen and community engagement should be a defining feature of the governance of housing associations, constantly seek to innovate in their engagement with citizens and communities, sharing experiences and learning from others, and ensure that the direction and decisions taken by the board are informed by the engagement.

It also recommends that boards of associations which are responsible for providing housing services include one-third of their membership from tenants. Does one size really fit all?

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