The ‘Local Housing Allowance cap’ is already narrowing the housing options for under-35s, Inside Housing reveals, with many housing associations planning to tighten allocation rules. Jess McCabe reports
The chief executive of Manchester City Council has said local housing associations face a “big challenge” to rethink the role of social rented housing.
The government will put in place a new funding model to ensure supported housing can continue to help vulnerable people, says Lord Freud
All in it together Video
Social landlords make extensive use of volunteers – but what do both sides get out of it? Joe Dart asks three social landlords about the benefits
Social housing rap Video
A group of young Londoners have produced a music video about the threatened demolition of a Brixton housing estate. Tom Wall spoke to community activist Potent Whisper and one of the rappers, Paradox, about the video and the campaign to save Cressingham Gardens
One of the key themes from the NHF conference was an attempt by the sector to make a go of this form of ‘affordable’ housing
Affordable rents could help the government deliver its pledge to boost homeownership, says Terrie Alafat
Buyers are sceptical about Starter Homes and shared ownership, says Derek Long
Private Rented Sector
Property guardians are the housing equivalent of zero-hour contracts, says Siân Berry
Private landlords should welcome licensing because it is driving out the rogues, says Sir Robin Wales
Licensing will only hit good private landlords - the bad ones will ignore it, says Alan Ward
Anti Social Behaviour
Crime wave Video
A crime writer challenges social landlords to do more to tackle brothels and ‘trap houses’ on estates. Michael Lloyd reports
A housing association has been criticised by the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO) for failing to have an anti-social behaviour (ASB) policy in place for its supported housing.
A housing associations’ bid to evict a tenant who had 300 cannabis plants in her spare bedroom has been dismissed by senior judges.