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.
  • You can find an outline agenda plan here (updated Sept 2021) meeting-planner-2021-22

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.

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

October 2021

  • Agenda
  • P3 (floating support) update including stats
  • Prof Dame Carol Black independent drugs review: report and slides
  • Mental Health, Substance Misuse and Housing Protocol – draft protocol and outline plan
  • Developing older persons’ housing
  • Updates
    • Covid issues
    • Housing Related Support re-commissioning and partner update
    • Update on accommodation for Domestic Abuse and coverage across our area
  • Action notes – to follow

September 2021

August 2021

July 2021

June 2021

30 April 2021

(replaces 7 May meeting date which clashes with local election counts)

9 April 2021

March 2021

February 2021

18 December 2020

4 December 2020

20 November 2020

6 November 2020

23 October 2020

9 October 2020

25 September 2020

  • Meeting cancelled

11 September 2020

21 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 wellbeing 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 government’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 transformation (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