Only 15% of people are opposed to more social housing being built in the UK, a left-leaning thinktank has found.
The government has overturned its decision to refuse a London borough an exemption from planning laws which make it easier to convert offices to homes.
Housing association Midland Heart has been forced to improve a hospital facility after the Care Quality Commission (CQC) found it was not meeting ‘essential standards of quality and safety’.
Evictions of housing association tenants in England increased 18.6% last year, suggesting landlords are toughening up their procedures in the midst of welfare reform.
An Inside Housing investigation reveals how much councils intend to spend buying existing homes to reduce their waiting lists.
In 2011, the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) allocated 146 different providers a share of the £1.8bn of grant funding to build new affordable homes by 2015.
Sellafield. Parental help. Mortgages lasting 40 years. Welcome to housing affordability in the 21st century.
More ‘ice bucket challenges’ and ministers ‘getting down’ with the kids
BLOGS AND OPINION
Cuts to refuges for women are endangering lives, says Bill Randall
Social landlords don’t know whether contractors are requesting payment for the right amounts, warns Theresa Mohammed
DCLG makes a questionable listicle about ‘incredible landlords’ and hats off to Steve White
So is it time to celebrate the rise in housing benefit claims by people in work as a reflection of the government’s success in getting people off benefits?
Most people want central government to pay for their care services in the future, Heather Spurr writes
As sales pass 20,000, what’s been the impact of England’s ‘reinviograted’ right to buy so far?
While some councils buy up homes to boost their social housing stock, boroughs in London are struggling to spend government money for developing or improving gypsy and traveller sites (news, page x). Two prominent councils have handed back £900,000 saying that planning constraints have made their schemes impossible.
Collaboration is needed to ensure boards are diverse and useful
Councillors in London are putting housing higher on their list of priorities
Anti-social behaviour powers should provide greater protections for housing staff, other visitors and even other dogs. But, asks Jennifer Tate, will it be enforceable?