Politics and legislation Housing Ombudsman David Connolly has been appointed as the interim Housing Ombudsman with effect from 5 June 2017. He replaces the former housing lawyer Denise Fowler, who has taken up a position as chief executive of a housing association. On 21 April 2017, a memorandum of understanding was agreed and entered into by the Housing Ombudsman and the Homes and Communities Agency, acting through its Regulation Committee, as the regulator of social housing. The memorandum sets out the functions of each organisation and describes the arrangements for cooperation and communication between the two bodies in relation to ...