More than 150 developers – including many housing associations – are preparing for a share of millions in government-guaranteed debt to build private rented housing.
Two housing associations have secured £48m of cheap government-backed finance to build affordable housing.
The number of homes registered to be built by social landlords increased 17% last year as work started on homes under the 2015/18 Affordable Homes Programme.
The proportion of people living in the private rented sector in Scotland has doubled over the past ten years, according to official statistics.
A high-profile committee of MPs investigating the financial viability of housing associations will be flexible over its deadline for evidence, after complaints over timing and “complex” terms of reference.
The Northern Ireland Federation of Housing Associations has condemned graffiti threatening prospective tenants at a 97-home mixed community scheme.
Southern Housing Group has maintained its credit rating despite concern over recent government policies.
Two councils in Devon have said they can now build more than 100 extra affordable homes because of a High Court ruling that overturned the government’s policy to strike affordable housing from small developments.
UK housing is in a period of unprecedented uncertainty
A combination of ways can help sector leaders combat the challenges they face, says Matthew Taylor
Housing protests burst on to the stage at this year’s Edinburgh Festival.
Laws around the private rented sector must be tightened to stem the rise of increasing crime linked to this tenure, says Roger Jarman