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
A housing association has found one-third of its own tenants are at risk of facing unaffordable rents as they struggle to cover daily living costs.
The government will put in place a new funding model to ensure supported housing can continue to help vulnerable people, says Lord Freud
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
As housing associations transform themselves, is customer service still important – and if so, why? Kate Youde reports
The government must use the Autumn Statement to ensure new homes can be rented by those on low incomes, says Julia Unwin
Housing is the Conservatives’ biggest domestic policy failure and I’m determined to hold them to account, says John Healey
Building social rents could actually help the government boost homeownership, says John Perry
Private Rented Sector
Buy-to-let landlords are not preventing first-buyers getting on the housing ladder, says David Smith
Home-sharing sites provide a useful service to guests and hosts but landlords may be exploiting lax regulation to make money from short-term lets, says Tom Copley
Property guardians are the housing equivalent of zero-hour contracts, says Siân Berry
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.