Building sustainable communities is to be a key priority for the two new public bodies responsible for championing rights and delivering affordable housing across England.
The Tenant Services Authority (TSA) and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) have signed their first Memorandum of Understanding which commits them to work together in the interests of tenants.
TSA Chairman Anthony Mayer said the two agencies “have been working closely together since day one.”
The Memorandum of Understanding sets out broad principles and processes to guide the two agencies, covers open exchange of information, consultation on matters of common interest, coordinated decision making and joint responses to imminent threats and breaking crises.
HCA Chairman Robert Napier, said: “It has been clear from the start that the HCA and TSA needed to work together closely and our consultation with partners has reinforced the importance of this. The Memorandum is a tangible demonstration of our shared goals and commitment to work together, which will start at the top and go right through the two organisations.”