What Is CORE?

Participating In CORE

Materials And Training

How CORE Is Used

The Regulator of Social Housing website

Guides and Manuals

CORE (COntinuous REcording of Lettings and Sales in Social Housing in England) is a national information source funded by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities that records information on the characteristics of both private registered providers’ and local authorities’ new social housing tenants and the homes they rent and buy. Policy makers and practitioners regard the system as an essential tool for monitoring housing costs, assessing affordability and developing policy. Read More

To participate in CORE, please first contact and register with the Social Housing Regulator, who need be aware of your organisation and will supply you with a registration number and any additional information.

If your organisation has done this but is new to CORE, the best way to register it on CORE is to do so on the CORE Helpdesk Customer portal and select the option: 'Institution queries including mergers'. You will then be asked: 'Is your query about creating a new institution?' from which you can reply, to the best of your knowledge and using the drop down menu: 'Yes, entirely new', 'Yes, by merging other organisations already on the CORE system' or 'No, please update organisation details'. Users are then faced with a tailored set of questions to respond to depending on the above answer they gave. On completion, by selecting 'Create', this information gets sent immediately to the CORE Helpdesk in box to be actioned and for your institution query to be resolved.

Some of the upper links of the CORE website in the black-coloured banner which appears across the top of each page need no user account subscription to access. These include: Guides and Manuals, which contain useful system user guides and provides you with the full range of forms and eCORE specifications and templates to submit or upload logs promptly; and Analyse CORE Data, which will enable you to access CORE data for reporting and analysis at organisation, local authority and English national levels.

If you require any further information regarding CORE that is not available on this website, again, please contact the CORE Helpdesk. Read More

Documentation concerning the specific annual log forms, explanations of key terms, tips, best practice, training and more is available here. Read More

CORE is used by many organisations including the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, Homes England, Greater London Authority, National Housing Federation, local authorities and private registered providers, consultants and researchers. Read More

The social housing regulator's website can be found here