Kelvin Kift has 40 years of development experience having worked in senior local authorities, positions with a number of national and regional housing associations including Circle Anglia, Places for People, The Guinness Trust and Catalyst as well as a local authority in London.
Since 2010 he has worked primarily with developers and landowners to demonstrate to local authorities that the level of affordable housing being sought by the local planning authority is unviable. In addition, he also advises a small number of councils and Registered Providers on financial viability. He is recognised as one of the leading experts on affordable housing viability and innovative solutions particularly when schemes appear unviable.
He has been involved in training programmes relating to financial viability and housing association development to both the public and private sectors. Until very recently Kelvin was a Non-Executive Director of a Registered Provider and a Non-Executive Director for a development company owned by three affordable housing providers.