The Social Housing Family CIC
The Social Housing Family CIC is a recently formed not-for-profit community interest company established by Civitas but operationally independent whose stated aim is to enable housing associations holding Civitas leases to increase skills and experience and to provide funding if required to promote enhanced performance.
It is supported by financial contributions from within the social housing sector and with a skills commitment from Civitas but without any financial cost or obligation to Civitas.
Membership is open to any housing association that holds Civitas leases and the effect of membership is to transfer ownership of the housing association to the social housing family.
Auckland Home Solutions is the first housing association to join The Social Housing Family CIC and recruitment of additional senior personnel for Auckland is already taking place at a board and executive level as a means of providing further resource and expertise. Other organisations are expected to become members of the CIC shortly.
By bringing additional skills and resources to the sector Civitas is taking pro-active steps to enhance the certainty of future rental income as well as seeking to further protecting the interests of individuals.