Housing association

1. Housing association means a society, body of trustees or company: 1 Housing Benefit Regulations 2006/213 1(2), 2(1) def: housing association; Housing Benefit (Persons who have attained the qualifying age for state pension credit) Regulations 2006/214, 2(1) def: housing association; Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit (Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2006/217 2; Housing Associations Act 1985 1(1) 

  1. which is established for the purpose of, or amongst whose objects or powers are included those of, providing, constructing, improving or managing, or facilitating or encouraging the construction or improvement of, housing accommodation, and
  2. which does not trade for profit;  or
  3. whose constitution or rules prohibit the issue of capital with interest or dividend exceeding such rate as may be prescribed by the Treasury, whether with or without differentiation as between share and loan capital. 


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