A new national housing agency - Homes England - was formally
launched by Housing Secretary Sajid Javid on 11 January 2018. Homes
England, as the successor to the Homes and Communities Agency
(HCA), will be responsible for driving forward change, as set out
in the government's housing white paper.
The HCA was established in 2008 as the government's housing,
land and regeneration agency, and the regulator of social housing
providers in England.
The Chancellor announced in the Autumn Budget that the Homes and
Communities Agency would be launched as Homes England and Homes
England will develop a new commercial approach to acquiring,
preparing, managing and developing land in areas of high demand and
Alongside the launch of Homes England the regulatory function
has been established under a separate identity as The Regulator of
Social Housing (RSH) but until legislation is enacted for the
regulator to be established as a standalone body, Homes England and
RSH will both legally remain as functions of the HCA but will
operate with distinct corporate identities.