Definitions for "Housing Association"
Keywords:  rsls, landlord, profit, surplus, rent
is a type of Registered Social Landlord.
A body of trustees or company that is established for the purposes of providing, building, improving or managing, or facilitating, or encouraging the construction or improvement of, housing accommodation. It does not trade for profit. Anyone wanting help with housing puts his or her name down on the housing association list which acts in the same manner as council house lists.
A non-profit making organisation established to provide housing for those unable to obtain their own. Housing associations have largely taken over local authorities' responsibilities for the long term housing of people with special needs.
Keywords:  democratic, institution
a much more democratic institution