Affordable housing

We aim to accelerate the delivery of high-quality, genuinely affordable homes working in partnership with Housing Associations and Local Authorities. 

We work with Housing Associations to help alleviate these pressures by providing long-term, patient capital to the sector, funding the delivery and long-term ownership of new homes. We are the owner of a Registered Provider (RP) of Social Housing, in which has regulatory oversight enabling us to draw on grant funding to support the delivery of new homes.

Our investment

Accelerating the delivery of genuinely affordable, quality homes  by providing a structure that Housing Associations can trust

Reducing fuel poverty using Octopus’s unique energy expertise

Delivering affordable housing for older people

Supporting levelling-up across England with a novel co-investment structure

Our Team

Elizabeth  Austerberry

Elizabeth Austerberry

Chair of Register Housing Provider
Retiring CEO of Moat Housing, a major Housing Association covering London and the South East. Board Member of the National Housing Federation 2015 2020. Various previous senior roles across real estate banking and finance.
Peter  Merchant

Peter Merchant

Investment Director
Peter joined in August 2021 having spent the previous 4 years with a JV partner of Octopus. Peter is responsible for originating and executing affordable housing developments.. He is independent non-executive director for a small housing association, Buckinghamshire Housing Association, and has over 20 years’ affordable housing experience.