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Empowering People Inspiring Communities Ltd. is a registered charity and a 'Registered Provider of Social Housing'. We provide housing for people at below-market rents. We are part owned by Stoke-on-Trent City Council, part owned by our tenants and part independently owned. We are governed by a voluntary Board of Management who set our strategic direction and monitor our performance.

The term 'Registered Provider' is the technical name for a social landlord that is registered with Homes England and the Regulator of Social Housing. Social Landlords are not-for-profit organisations who manage good quality homes for people who are unable to rent or buy a suitable home. Homes England is responsible for investing public money in housing associations, for protecting that investment and ensuring they provide decent homes and services for residents. There are over 2,000 housing associations in England, managing about 1.5 million homes for about 3 million people.