The Race Equality Network was set up in Yorkshire & Humberside and the North East to help housing providers improve their services for black and minority ethnic communities.
This report reviews:
- the substantial changes made to the network since its inception, including its transformation into the Housing Diversity Network;
- how these changes are viewed by the network’s clients, potential clients, and housing organisations in Yorkshire & Humberside, and the North East; and
- the prospects for the network’s development.
The paper contains a number of recommendations for policy-makers, in particular that similar networks should be developed in other regions, with support from the Housing Corporation and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.