This is an organisation comprising of a body of trustees or company
that is established for the purposes of providing, building, improving, 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. See shared ownership
Over the years housing associations have replaced the role that the local
council had for housing local residents. As such a lot of the funding for these
associations still comes from central government.