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Inside Housing
12/12/2003

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  • Action must be taken on discrimination

    12/12/2003

    Landlords will be required to adjust their policies and practices for disabled tenants under the draft Disability Discrimination Bill.The bill, which was announced in the Queen's speech, would require those who manage or let premises to make ‘reasonable

  • Associations attacked for lack of help for homeless

    12/12/2003

    London councils have hit out at housing associations in the capital, saying they do not do enough to tackle homelessness.The association of London directors of housing has criticised a proposal by the G15 group of the capital's largest housing associa

  • Barker adds weight to investment bid

    16/12/2003

    The Housing Corporation will use the Barker review to argue for vastly improved investment in housing over the next three spending reviews.Corporation chief executive Norman Perry agreed that economist Kate Barker's report into housing supply showed s

  • Barker backs sector's case

    12/12/2003

    The decent homes standard could be partly to blame for the chronic undersupply of new homes, economist Kate Barker has told Chancellor Gordon Brown.Ms Barker (pictured), who was asked by Mr Brown to explain the nation's house building crisis, suggeste

  • Bulldozer ‘enemy of sustainability'

    12/12/2003

    The tradition of bulldozing areas in decline must be overcome if the aim of sustainable development is to be achieved, the government was warned this week.It came in a report from the Sustainable Development Commission, which drew up 10 action points fo

  • Defence strategy

    12/12/2003

    Many people working in housing enter potentially violent situations on a regular basis and a growing number are no longer leaving their preparation to chance. David Singleton joined a group learning how to cope if the worst comes to the worst

  • Facing death on London's streets

    12/12/2003

    The desperate plight of a rough sleeper who faces dying on the streets after repeatedly refusing help has been highlighted by Thames Reach Bondway.The homelessness charity has called on Newham Council's community mental health team to section ‘Dr Nathan

  • Family B&B use continues to decline

    12/12/2003

    Efforts to end bed & breakfast use for families are continuing to pay dividends despite soaring levels of overall homelessness.The number of families in B&B has plummeted to 3,190, a fall of 14 per cent compared with the last quarter. The key figure of

  • Harp scheme is music to designer's ears

    12/12/2003

    Designer Wayne Hemingway has described a new project with Metropolitan Housing Trust as his ‘biggest social housing challenge yet'.The Welsh Harp project in north London is understood to involve more than 2,000 homes, including a large number due to be

  • Pilot scheme faces probe by institute

    12/12/2003

    The Housing Corporation's pilot partnering programme is to undergo scrutiny by the Chartered Institute of Housing.The research will focus on two aspects of the pilot system – the kinds of relationships that are likely to emerge between participating hou

  • Preston and King's Lynn to go gateway

    12/12/2003

    Two of the local authorities hoping for a place on the 2004 stock transfer programme will be the first to apply to use the community gateway model.Preston Council's cabinet was this week due to consider the proposal to put its 7,000 homes on the transfe

  • Preston and King's Lynn to go gateway

    12/12/2003

    Two of the local authorities hoping for a place on the 2004 stock transfer programme will be the first to apply to use the community gateway model.Preston Council's cabinet was this week due to consider the proposal to put its 7,000 homes on the transfe

  • Private firms jostle for affordable housing market

    15/12/2003

    Growing numbers of private investors and developers are looking to break in to the affordable housing market, according to economist Kate Barker's review of housing supply.Private companies First Base and North Country Homes have drawn up plans to mov

  • Tough love

    12/12/2003

    Homelessness charities may disagree over how best to help rough sleepers but the need for a presence on the streets night after night remains a constant. Mario Ambrosi joined a Thames Reach Bondway team for an insight into London after dark and listened i

  • Uncertainty despite better repairs service

    12/12/2003

    The repairs and maintenance service at North East Lincolnshire Council has improved slightly, Audit Commission inspectors have said.When it was last judged in May 2002, the service was said to be poor (no stars) with uncertain prospects for improvement.

  • Uncertainty despite better repairs service

    12/12/2003

    The repairs and maintenance service at North East Lincolnshire Council has improved slightly, Audit Commission inspectors have said.When it was last judged in May 2002, the service was said to be poor (no stars) with uncertain prospects for improvement.

  • Wider horizon

    12/12/2003

    As economist Kate Barker reveals her potentially epochal findings on housing supply, Paul Hebden concludes our series on planning and delivery by looking at the pressures on housing associations to see the bigger picture

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