On 1 July 2015 the revised Dutch Housing Act came into force and this involves the Dutch Public Housing (Approved Organisations) Decree (BTIV) and the ministerial regulation. The new legislation and regulations have a major impact on the daily functioning of housing associations. Topics such as distinction between SGEI/non-SEGI, appropriate allocation, overcompensation and governance mean that housing associations must make (strategic) choices with regard to their business model now and in the future.
In addition to substantive knowledge of the laws and regulations, housing associations are required to have the strength to guide their organisation through this change, seize and exploit any improvement opportunities that occur in this process and secure the associated results. At BDO we see it as a challenge for the housing association sector to use the consequences of the revised Housing Act to become stronger and better. with the objective to serve the primary target group and exploit opportunities in the best possible way.
Topics of revised housing act
The revised housing act is divided into a number of topics. The various topics are interlinked. This requires an integral approach managed by a project or programme manager. This programme manager is the spider in the web. Who is the right person within your housing association who can bear this responsibility? It is important that housing associations deal with these topics in an integrated manner and from an unequivocal vision.
With regard to the 5 different topics, a number of focus areas emerges from this law. In the coming period these will be shared in news bulletins and practical guides. We want to provide the housing association sector with a number of specific guides to make a start.
If you would like to know how BDO can help your housing association? Please contact one of our Housing Association Sector Group specialists on telephone number +31 88 236 48 00 to arrange a meeting without any obligation.