• Housing association development starts rise 13%

    TOP STORY: The number of new homes started by housing associations rose 13% to almost 48,000 in the last financial year, comprehensive figures on the sector’s output reveal.

  • Meeting ambitions for development

    IH50: Housing associations’ vision for development must be met with meaningful action by the incoming government, says Michael McDonnell of Choice Housing

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Housing association development starts rise 13%

TOP STORY: The number of new homes started by housing associations rose 13% to almost 48,000 in the last financial year, comprehensive figures on the sector’s output reveal.

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Community housing groups call for clarity over Right to Buy

23/05/2017 5:17 pm

Community housing groups have launched a campaign to gain assurance from politicians that community-led schemes will not be subject to the Right to Buy for housing associations.

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Rents fall in areas of oversupply in prime central London

23/05/2017 10:15 am

Rents have begun falling in specific parts of central London’s prime market, as oversupply dents rental growth in areas.

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£4.5m investment fund for homelessness sector set to launch

23/05/2017 10:14 am

A charity is set to launch a £4.5m Social Investment Fund for organisations working to reduce homelessness.

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TCPA: majority of councils believe affordable housing need is severe

23/05/2017 10:08 am

The majority of councils have said there is a “severe” need for affordable housing in their area, a survey by the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) has revealed.

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14,000 young Scots face rent shortfalls under benefit capping plan

22/05/2017 11:16 am

At least 14,000 young Scottish people in social housing face rent gaps from 2019 when a new benefit cap comes into force, research has claimed.

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Amicus Horizon and Viridian merge to form Optivo

22/05/2017 9:25 am

Amicus Horizon and Viridian have today launched their merged 44,000-home housing association and named it Optivo.

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Association secures debt package from pension fund and Japanese bank

22/05/2017 7:30 am

Network Homes has secured a £50m loan facility from a Japanese bank working with a UK pension fund.

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Northern Ireland associations warn on build target due to government impasse

19/05/2017 2:56 pm

The target to build 2,000 social homes in Northern Ireland this year is in jeopardy due to the region’s ongoing political stalemate, sector leaders have warned.

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    Homes for Wales will be working to influence non-devolved issues affecting housing ahead of the election, says Stuart Ropke

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    Helping PRS tenants Rent with Confidence

    Wolverhampton City Council has launched a star rating system for private landlords in a bid to push up standards. Head of housing Christopher Hale explains more

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    Impressions from Manchester

    Joanne Roney, the new chief executive of Manchester City Council, explores the housing opportunities and challenges in her new patch

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    Housing breaks through in the 'Brexit election'

    Emma Maier questions whether the housing pledges in the manifestos represent a rebirth of state support for social housing

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    From the frontline - Paul Martin

    23/05/2017

    One of Bromford’s first neighbourhood coaches, Paul Martin, reveals his secret desire to be a kids’ TV presenter

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      From the archive - week of 22 May

      FROM THE ARCHIVE: Inside Housing looks back at what was happening in the sector this week five, 15 and 25 years ago

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