BMENational is a collective of over 60 BME housing associations operating within England. It acts under the auspices of the National Housing Federation (NHF) and, as well as collaborating with the Federation to influence national housing policy, it also provides a consultative and promotional platform for BME housing issues. BMEN aims to highlight the contribution BME housing associations make to successful, vibrant and integrated communities while promoting equality and diversity in the delivery of housing and support services.
Target group(s): Black Minority Ethnic Communities
MethodologyBMENational’s vision is of: “A world where flourishing BME Housing Associations provide homes as well as culturally specific services to BME individuals and communities” Aims & Objectives 1. The main aims of BMENational (BMEN) are to: a) Be the umbrella group for BME housing associations that provides a consultative and promotional platform for BME housing issues. b) Represent and positively promote BME housing associations. c) Collaborate with the National Housing Federation (NHF) to influence national housing policy. d) Promote equality and diversity in the delivery of housing and support services. e) Promote the needs and aspirations of BME communities in addition to their contribution to successful, vibrant and integrated communities. f) Work with the NHF to influence local and central government, the Homes Communities Agency and other relevant statutory authorities in establishing and implementing policies and procedures affecting the housing, support and wider interests of BME communities.
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Name of organization / individual: BMENational
Country: United Kingdom