This first-hand experience has conditioned the ability of Civitas to develop approaches that present Housing Associations, Local Authorities and other housing professionals with flexible new funding options to secure additional permanent capital that they can deploy in the development of new social homes.

In particular, Civitas is able to combine equity release from existing social homes with continued tenant and property management of the homes by that Housing Association or Local Authority. Similarly, where it is more efficient, Civitas can provide solutions with tenant and property management being transferred to a more geographically cost-effective housing association or local authority.

At a time of chronic housing shortage, Civitas is able to support social housing providers in the restructuring of their housing portfolios to enable them to benefit from the lowest possible administration costs and so direct the maximum resources to provide the best tenant services and to building new social homes.

In all cases, the Company focus is on preserving the availability of social homes within the social sector and, in particular, to ensure that they continue to be made available to the audience for whom they were intended and where there is great social need.