Governance is about ensuring that an organisation complies with its constitution and the law. It is the task of defining the goals and standards of an organisation and ensuring that there are effective management and other structures that will enable it to achieve those goals and standards and be a viable business.

The CCH / NHF Code of Governance for Housing Co-operatives aims to assist housing co-operatives put the principles of good governance into practice. Good governance is more than good practice – it is good business too. It is about organisational vision, mission, clarity of purpose and effectiveness. As such good governance enhances organisational reputation and ensures better results are achieved.