Friendly Housing Action is a campaigning group representing the interests of fully mutual housing co-operatives.

FHA was originally established in response to the inadvertent inclusion of fully mutual housing co-ops in the HMO licensing regime implemented by the Housing Act 2004. Housing co-ops in Scotland had for some time been exempted under the equivilent Scottish legislation.

Following a successful campaign and gaining the support of the Coalition Government in 2011, FHA secured an exemption from HMO licensing for fully mutual housing co-ops managed by general meeting.

Subsequently we have responded to a number of government consultations and represented fully mutual housing co-ops to government where this has been necessary.