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Peabody and Family Mosaic housing associations have announced plans to merge to create a giant 55,000-home landlord.
L&Q and East Thames have completed their mega-merger, alongside a £2.6bn refinancing deal with seven banks.
Peabody and Family Mosaic’s merger plans were driven by a joint commitment to providing low-cost rental units, the designate chief executive of the new organisation has said.
The minister announces more investment in social housing – social, not affordable – and signs a pact with housing associations and local authorities.
The London Assembly has called on the capital’s mayor Sadiq Khan to act against a “perfect storm” of homelessness.
The London Plan will not be published until 2019, the deputy mayor of housing for the Greater London Authority has revealed.
Legal and General has raised a further £170m from institutions for its build-to-rent fund, taking its total investment in this field to around £1bn.
Paternalistic and disempowering services are not the way to achieve lasting social change, argues Paul Taylor
We are willing to demonstrate to Sajid Javid that we do not landbank, says Stewart Baseley.
The deregulation package aimed at removing housing associations from the national balance sheet will come into effect from April, Inside Housing can reveal.
A UK-based digital-only bank has become the latest mortgage lender to enter the shared ownership market.
L&Q is planning a return to the supported accommodation sector with a new subsidiary called L&Q Living, which will manage more than 6,600 homes.
As the long-awaited merger of L&Q and East Thames completes, Nick Johnstone sits down with the leaders of the newly expanded association to talk about the future
The former chair of the Housing Corporation has been named chair of a new housing association, once its merger completes in the New Year.
There remains a huge number of questions about how the Voluntary Right to Buy scheme will work, says Colin Wiles
Extra funding is great, but the housing sector needs to avoid repeating mistakes made in the Decent Homes programme, argues Nick Sterling
The London funding programme is positive – now the White Paper needs to deliver for the rest of England, says Steve Douglas
English housing associations’ creditworthiness will suffer next year as shrinking grants and rental income drive them into riskier ventures.
The Scottish Government has proposed increasing planning fees more than fourfold for some major applications, as part of a consultation published today.
The government has set up a working group of 20 councils to look at how to implement fixed-term tenancies, a key plank of the Housing and Planning Act.
Social landlords and local authorities across the Sheffield City Region have signed a compact which they hope could lead to a devolution deal on housing.
House builders have hit back at a threat by communities secretary Sajid Javid to tackle alleged landbanking.
Hyde Housing Group and house builder Hill have launched their first joint venture, for 287 homes in Brent.
Investment of almost £13bn in 18 housing projects and programmes has been listed in the government’s £500bn infrastructure pipeline.
The Northern Ireland Executive should not lose sight of the meaning of ‘social’, says Nicola McCrudden
Unpredictable times provide the opportunity for different thinking in 2017, says Nick Atkin
Senior leaders at the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) have hit back at criticisms over regular changes to the social housing regulator over the past decade.
A council chief executive with a background in housing has been put forward for the top job at Manchester City Council.
There are simple things we can do to help grow people into the chief executives of tomorrow, argue Boris Worrall and Alison Inman
The chief executive of Northern Ireland’s housing association representative body is set to leave to take over at the helm of a specialist older people’s landlord.
Housing association Stonewater has retained its A1 rating from credit ratings agency Moody’s.
One of England’s largest housing associations is facing union action after warning supported housing staff could be dismissed and re-engaged on new terms as part of a major restructure.
Inside Housing’s news editor won a top journalism award last night.
The housing association sector is in a “robust” position to respond to economic uncertainty following the Brexit vote, according to the latest quarterly survey from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).
The Scottish Government’s U-turn on the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act extension to housing associations will burden associations with additional costs, the sector has warned.
IH50: Paying fees might be better than risking the sector’s ‘no default’ record, argues Matthew Bailes
There has been cause for celebration for the sector in recent weeks, but there are still unanswered questions, says Martin Hilditch
Mayor embarks on major shake-up of capital’s housing policy as he launches first Affordable Homes Programme, how one landlord is rehousing people who are stuck in hospital and making moving to a smaller home an attractive proposal for older people.
After last week’s Autumn Statement, Pete Apps rounds up the unanswered questions.
Michele Parry, business improvement officer at Halton Housing Trust, tells Inside Housing about why digital connectivity is so important and how she’d like to beat the commuter traffic
Lord David Freud, the minister for welfare reform who has overseen the introduction of Universal Credit, has announced he will retire from his ministerial position at the end of December.
The Scottish Government has launched a consultation into making housing associations in Scotland subject to Freedom of Information requests.
Scotland’s social landlords doubt they have the capacity to deliver the Scottish Government’s target of 50,000 new affordable homes over five years.
The Welsh regulator will introduce a series of governance and viability standards for the first time, as part of a package to take housing associations off the national balance sheet.
Growing demand in the private rented sector has driven a 64% leap in pre-tax profit for residential landlord Grainger.
The black and minority ethnic housing sector needs to develop a strong framework for collective working, argues Cym D’Souza
What social landlords need to consider when consolidating their assets
The Scottish Housing Regulator has ended its intervention at Wellhouse Housing Association after nearly two years.
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Too few older people are downsizing, meaning families are missing out on homes with more bedrooms. Emily Twinch finds out if and how the housing sector can overcome the problem.
The Welsh Government has boosted housing grant funding by £30m this year, as social landlords sign a historic ‘supply pact’ to deliver 20,000 homes by 2021.
The government has announced a loan of £45m from its new Home Building Fund will go towards more than 2,000 private rental homes in Leeds, Birmingham and Manchester.
An emergency package to house young working Londoners is urgently needed in the capital, according to a report from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
Some 255,000 people are homeless in England, housing charity Shelter has found.
It’s more important than ever that housing providers work with residents to tell their stories, says Steve Hayes