The Homes and Communities Agency is the national housing and regeneration agency for England, with a capital investment budget of around £4bn for the period 2012-15. We contribute to economic growth by helping communities to realise their aspirations for prosperity and to deliver high-quality housing that people can afford.
We provide investment for new affordable housing and to improve existing social housing, as well as for regenerating land. Our staff have a raft of skills and expertise to provide support and advice to partners, to enable them to tailor their plans to the needs of their different communities.
We are also the regulator for social housing providers in England. The focus of our regulatory activity is on governance, financial viability and financial value for money as the basis for robust economic regulation. We set consumer standards but will only intervene in cases of serious detriment that have caused, or are likely to cause, harm.
We operate throughout England, including as regulator in London. However, responsibility for housing and regeneration activity in London lies with the Greater London Authority.