Wednesday, 07 October 2015

Inside Housing

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  • Back in demand


    Measures to tackle neighbourhood blight in low demand areas are part of the government's ongoing approach to sustainable communities. Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott explains his department's latest initiatives

  • Call for ALMO grant access


    A return to the days of council house building could be on the cards if the government gives arm's-length management organisations the power to apply

  • Council congratulated for significant improvements


    Inspectors have praised troubled Castle Morpeth Council for significant improvements to its maintenance services.Two years ago the Audit Comm

  • Demolition marks Hull's stand against intervention


    Hull Council has agreed to move quickly to demolish more than 600 properties in a last-ditch attempt to stave off intervention by the Audit Commi

  • Injunction bars addict from her ‘house of death'


    A housing association has obtained an anti-social behaviour injunction to bar a woman from her own home in what its head of housing branded the most

  • Just reward


    How does a forward-thinking housing organisation seek to reward its staff? Anne Elliott, Heather DiMarco and Amanda Harvey examine the results of a wide-ranging survey

  • Major player


    English Partnerships now plays an influential role in the social housing sector. David Higgins sets out his organisation's hopes and ambitions

  • New signings


    Tony Blair's reshuffle has injected fresh blood into the government's housing and regeneration team. David Blackman introduces the new arrivals

  • Players team up to take on the big guns


    Half a dozen Cambridgeshire housing associations are teaming up to compete with the sector's big players for development cash under Deputy Prime Mi

  • Reform not revolution


    Housing associations can deliver the potential benefits of paying grant to private developers without the damaging side-effects, say Mark Lupton and Mark Gibson

  • SMF: 'All homes should transfer in 18 months'


    An independent think-tank has called for an end to the state's role in the provision of housing and suggested an 18-month deadline for all stock to be tr

  • Sustainability key to securing build grants


    Housing associations will only get grants for new build if strict sustainability criteria are taken into account, the Housing Corporation warned toda

  • Think-tank to probe low demand in Wales


    A radical Welsh think-tank has launched the first probe to focus on problems of low demand in the south Wales valleys.The left of centre Be

  • Urban split


    Policies like the London Plan are based on outdated assumptions about the way people live and work, says Helen Jarvis

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