The Homes and Communities Agency is an executive non-departmental public body sponsored by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. One of the statutory committees of the HCA is the Regulation Committee, which is responsible for the regulation of social housing.

On 11 January 2018, the HCA’s non-regulation arm adopted its new trading name Homes England. From that point, the HCA’s regulation directorate, which undertakes the functions of the Regulation Committee, refers to itself as the Regulator of Social Housing. Until legislation is enacted, Homes England and RSH continue to be constituted as one body – the HCA – but operate with two distinct corporate identities

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