Homes and Communities Board

By 2050 everyone in Bristol will live in a home that meets their needs within a thriving and safe community.

Our vision. By 2050:

  • 60,000 new homes will have been built, of which 24,000 are affordable, and since 2037 all new homes built in the city will be fully accessible.
  • Everyone will be able to access fuel, insulation and heating to ensure nobody suffers from a cold home.
  • The last sleeping bag used on the streets of Bristol by a homeless person will have been in the 2020s.
  • The number of empty properties will be reduced; the waiting time for social housing will be reduced, and Bristol will have the lowest rate of homelessness for any city of its size across the UK.
  • We will live without fear of hate crime.
  • We will hear fewer lone voices because social isolation will have halved since 2018. Shops, streets and community spaces will be age friendly and accessible to all.


The Co-Chairs of the Homes and Communities Board are Cabinet Member for Housing Delivery and Homes, Councillor Tom Renhard, and Brunelcare Chief Executive Officer, Oona Goldsworthy.

The Homes and Communities Board members* are currently:

  • 1625 Independent People, Dom Wood
  • ACH, Paul Hassan
  • Brighter Places, Anna Klimczak
  • Bristol Association of Letting & Management Agents (BALMA), Cathy Provenzano
  • Bristol Community Land Trust, Rachel Butler
  • Bristol Housing Festival, Jeremy Sweetland
  • Bristol Older People’s Forum (BOPF), Judith Brown
  • City of Bristol College, Julia Gray
  • Disability Equality Commission, Laura Welti
  • Eastside Community Trust, Stacy Yelland
  • Homes and Landlord services – Bristol City Council, Louise Davidson
  • Housing Management Board, Peter Daw
  • inHope, Jonathan Lee
  • Missing Link, Sarah O’Leary
  • Neighbourhoods and Communities – Bristol City Council, Penny Germon
  • Quartet Community Foundation, Suzanne Rolt
  • SARI, Alex Raikes
  • The Crown Estate, Rachel Sherratt
  • University of Bristol (UoB), Barra MacRuairi
  • Vistry Partnerships, Kathryn Pennington
  • Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD), Jonathan Bower

*Members were elected in March 2022

Terms of Reference

The Terms of Reference were revised and signed off by Board members in April 2022:

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