The Housing Board

The Housing Board

The Housing Board is a group of senior local authority and partner agency officers,  which meets regularly to work collaboratively on strategic housing issues across seven districts. These are Cambridge, East Cambridgeshire, Fenland, Huntingdonshire, Peterborough, South Cambridgeshire and West Suffolk.

The Board works with its partners to share learning and experience across the local housing market area on four priorities:

  • New homes & communities
  • Homes for wellbeing
  • Existing homes
  • Housing need and homelessness

The Housing Board was previously known as Cambridge sub-Regional Housing Board (CRHB) and as CRASH (Cambridge Affordable and Social Housing group).

About the Housing Board

  • The Housing Board priorities are outlined on this page.
  • You can find terms of reference here.
  • Meetings are usually held on the first Friday of each month, from 9.30am to 12.30pm, usually in the Swansley Room at South Cambridgeshire’s offices in Cambourne.

Year planner

You can find a new Housing Board year planner – setting out meeting dates for the Board and other related groups throughout 2020 – here draft-year-planner-2020. It’s work in progress, we wan tto add more dates, but will hopefully help avoid some meeting clashes.

Recent meeting papers

Please get in touch if you would like to see older meeting papers, we tend to keep just one year’s papers here.

Due to coronavirus, from April 2020 for a few months we are adding additional dates so the Board meets on-line fortnightly, with email contact between meetings, to help us work together at a strategic level on housing needs and issues which are shared across the area.

We have put together some supplementary terms of reference during the covid-19 outbreak, to show how the housing board is involved and working across partnerships to tackle risks and issues identified. You can also find a guide to the ‘network’ of meetings and agencies relating to covid-19 here covid-and-housing-network

Other resources generated through housing sub-regional projects, linked to covid-19, include

11 September 2020

August 2020

Meeting cancelled

14 August 2020

31 July 2020

17 July 2020

26 June 2020

12 June 2020

29 May 2020

15 May 2020

1 May 2020

17 April 2020

3 April 2020

In light of Coronavirus, the meeting will be held online. Participants will get joining details by email. Please get in touch if you wan to join the meeting but do not have the meeting invite, via

March 2020

February 2020

January 2020

December 2019

November 2019

October 2019

Meeting cancelled

September 2019

August 2019

  • Agenda
  • Health and wellbieng strategy: slides from Dr Liz Robin – to be circulated
  • Note on local housing allowances – draft report to be summarised and circulated – summary slides here
  • Note on goverment’s review of first year of Homelessness Reduction Act – note
  • Allocations behaviourist project – slides
  • Notes

July 2019

  • Agenda
  • Allocations policy due to be reviewed in 2019: discussion with various contributors
  • Homeless Veterans – slides
  • County council report on homelessness and draft paper for CPSB on homelessness and system tranformation (to follow)
  • Homelessness reduction act – government’s review ‘one year on’
  • Discussion of proposed approach to housing assessment in future (verbal)
  • Draft letter about homelessness funding (e-mailed)
  • Meeting notes

June 2019

May 2019

April 2019

March 2019

February 2019

January 2019

  • Meeting cancelled.

December 2018

November 2018

October 2018

September 2018

August 2018

Meeting cancelled.

July 2018

June 2018

May 2018

April 2018

Meeting cancelled.

March 2018 (annual planning session)

January 2018

December 2017

November 2017

  • Agenda
  • Domestic Abuse Housing Allowance slides (amended slightly after meeting)
  • Homelessness review slides
  • Sheffield-Hallam slides on draft Older Peoples housing research
  • Meeting notes.

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

March 2017

February 2017 (annual planning session)